You need a license to perform inspections on motor vehicles and related equipment, including:

  • Lights
  • Seat belts
  • Glass
  • Tires
  • Brake linings

You can get information online and by phone about how to apply for this license. You can also learn how to renew or replace your license.


Learn more about the Motor Vehicle Inspection License.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Division: Vehicle Safety and Clean Air
  • Phone Number: (518) 474-0919
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.

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