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

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


Apply to become a certified motor vehicle inspector.

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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