Why has the Virginia State Inspection fee increased?

Effective July 1, 2019 the new fee for the Virginia State inspection will increase from $16.00 to $20.00.  Gov. Ralph Northam signed HB 2514,  that increases vehicle inspection costs from $16 to $20.  Shops which offer Virginia Safety Inspections will pay 70 cents back to the Virginia State Police to support its inspector training program.

This is the first increase of the state inspection fee in 13 years. The Virginia State Safety Inspection is vital to keep our roads and citizens safe. An annual inspection identifies important safety related issues with vehicles which prevents dangerous accidents, passenger injuries and deaths. 

Inspectors recieve training and certification through the Virginia State Police and each certified inspection station or shop has a dedicated state police officer who overseas the program.

The Virginia State inspection process is a comprehensive safety inspection that covers 24 points and can take 30-60 minutes to perform. Inspectors carefully inspect vehicles for worn or defective parts including, brakes, ball joints, and more.  Read more about recent changes to the Virginia State Inspection.

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Written by Titan Auto & Tire