Are vehicle inspection stations open on Saturday?

Days and hours of operation for vehicle inspection stations can vary greatly. Your state might perform vehicle inspections at privately owned inspection stations located throughout the state, in which case you’ll need to contact your closest station and ask about days and hours, or it might perform these inspections at the DMV, in which case times will depend on the DMV’s typical days and hours.

In order to register your vehicle or renew your vehicle’s registration, as well as avoid citations, fines, and other penalties, it’s important to handle your auto inspection (and, in some cases, the re-inspection) within the time limits your state mandates.

Check your state in the grid below.

NOTE: The grid might state that your state doesn’t require vehicle inspections, but keep in mind this grid deals with safety inspections only. Your state might require other kinds of inspections, such as emissions inspections or VIN inspections in certain situations (such as when you want to register an out-of-state, custom-built, or rebuilt salvage vehicle). Contact your state’s motor vehicle licensing agency for complete registration details.

Yes No Depends Not Required
Alabama
x
Alaska
x
Arizona
x
If the MVD’s normal hours include Saturdays, yes. Otherwise, no, unless you go to an approved third-party station that’s open on Saturdays.
Arkansas
x
California
x
Inspections take place at DMV locations. Check your local DMV office’s hours of operation.
Colorado
x
Connecticut
x
DMV inspection lanes are open M-F, or T-F, all 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Delaware
x
You can have your inspection at a dealership, authorized inspection station, or the DMV. Contact for hours of operation.
Florida
x
Georgia
x
Furthermore, not every station is even open every day of the work week. Call ahead.
Hawaii
x
Authorized stations are located throughout the state. Call ahead.
Idaho
x
Illinois
x
Indiana
x
Iowa
x
Kansas
x
Kentucky
x
Louisiana
x
Inspections take place at state inspection stations located throughout each parish as well as city locations (for New Orleans, Kenner, andWestwego). Check LA’s official government site for a list.
Maine
x
Private businesses handle inspections statewide. Call ahead for details.
Maryland
x
Inspection stations are located throughout the state and hours of operation vary. Call ahead.
Massachusetts
x
Inspection stations are located throughout the state and hours of operation vary. Call ahead.
Michigan
x
Minnesota
x
Mississippi
x
Inspection stations are located throughout the state and hours of operation vary. Call ahead.
Missouri
x
Inspection stations are located throughout the state and hours of operation vary. Call ahead.
Montana
x
Nebraska
x
Nevada
x
New Hampshire
x
Inspection stations are located throughout the state and hours of operation vary. Call ahead.
New Jersey
x
You can choose from state or private inspection stations. Call ahead.
New Mexico
x
New York
x
DMV-certified inspectors at privately owned facilities handle inspections. Hours of operation vary. Call ahead.
North Carolina
x
There are numerous private emissions and safety inspection facilities throughout the state. Call ahead.
North Dakota
x
Ohio
x
Oklahoma
x
Oregon
x
Pennsylvania
x
Private inspection stations are located throughout the state. Call ahead.
Rhode Island
x
Inspections take place at privately owned, DOR-licensed stations. Call ahead.
South Carolina
x
South Dakota
x
Tennessee
x
Texas
x
Licensed inspection stations are located throughout the state. Call ahead.
Utah
x
Contact the Utah Highway Patrol at (801) 965-4889 for information about various hours of operation.
Vermont
x
Licensed inspection stations are located throughout the state. Call ahead.
Virginia
x
Inspection stations are located throughout the state. Call ahead.
Washington
x
West Virginia
x
Inspection stations approved by the WV State Police are located throughout the state. Call ahead.
Wisconsin
x
Wyoming
x
Washington DC
x
Inspections take place at the 1001 Half Street, SW, location, open T-S, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.







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