Does Oklahoma require an inspection for vehicle registration? Oklahoma

Unlike many other states, Oklahoma does not require a safety inspection for vehicle registration or registration renewal. Maintaining a safe operating vehicle – replacing worn brake pads, checking tire treads, fixing busted headlights...– is your responsibility.

OK Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspection

The Oklahoma Tax Commission does, however, require a VIN Inspection for any car with an out-of-state vehicle registration before a certificate of title can be issued. These inspections, which confirm a car's mileage and VIN, are conducted with the intent of stemming auto theft. Only motor license agents or authorized Oklahoma Tax Commission personnel can conduct inspections. For more information, contact your local tag agency.

Emissions Testing for Smog to Register Car in OK

Just as there is no safety inspection, there is no emissions requirement either. You do not, before registering, have to pass a smog check. Emissions testing does not exist in Oklahoma. 

Car Registration Requirements

With no inspections, the vehicle registration process, compared to other states, is easy. All you need to provide is:

  • Proof of car insurance.
  • The car's title.
  • A completed title application.
  • Either a bill or sale or a Declaration of Purchase Price.
  • Proper identification.
  • Payment for registration fee, which is based on length of ownership.

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