Is there a grace period to replace an expired inspection sticker?

If you reside in a state that requires a vehicle inspection, you can learn about possible grace periods by contacting your local DMV office. In most states vehicle inspections are part of the registration process. Or, you can try contacting your state police, who are responsible for enforcing state inspection compliance.

In order to avoid getting ticketed, your vehicle must sport a current inspection sticker from your state. 

Grace Period No Grace Period No Inspections Required
Alabama
x
Alaska
x
Arizona
x
Arkansas
x
California
x
Colorado
x
Connecticut
x
Delaware
x
You may be eligible for one 30-day temporary tag or a 15-day temporary permit
Florida
x
Georgia
x
Hawaii
x
Idaho
x
Illinois
x
Indiana
x
Iowa
x
Kansas
x
Kentucky
x
Louisiana
x
Maine
x
Thirty days
Maryland
x
Inspections only required for vehicles being sold or transferred
Massachusetts
x
Michigan
x
Minnesota
x
Mississippi
x
Three days if the expiration date falls on a holiday or weekend, or occurs while being repaired
Missouri
x
Ten days, only if you've been out of state for more than 60 days
Montana
x
Nebraska
x
Nevada
x
New Hampshire
x
If your vehicle fails inspection, it must be repaired and re-inspected by the 10th of the month following the inspection month
New Jersey
x
New Mexico
x
New York
x
You have 10 days if you were out of state when the inspection sticker expired
North Carolina
x
North Dakota
x
Ohio
x
Oklahoma
x
Oregon
x
Pennsylvania
x
Ten days, only if you've been out of state for more than 30 consecutive days
Rhode Island
x
South Carolina
x
South Dakota
x
Tennessee
x
Texas
x
Five days
Utah
x
Vermont
x
Vehicles new to the state have a 15-day inspection window following date of registration
Virginia
x
If your vehicle is rejected, you have 15 days to complete the repairs
Washington
x
West Virginia
x
Ten days, only if you've been out of state for more than 30 consecutive days
Wisconsin
x
Wyoming
x
Washington DC
x

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