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A Vehicle Inspection Station is licensed by NYS DMV to conduct required annual inspections of safety equipment and required annual tests of exhaust emissions. The safety inspection and emissions test are normally done at the same time.
Every motor vehicle, motorcycle and trailer, must receive a safety inspection each year, as required by the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
A Motor Vehicle Inspection Station can be licensed to inspect passenger vehicles and trailers, motorcycles and/or heavy-duty vehicles that weigh more than 18,000 lbs. An inspection station can be licensed to inspect more than one vehicle type.
Every vehicle must receive an emissions inspection each year. The type of emissions inspection required is determined by the county of registration, the model year, the fuel type and the weight.
The New York Metropolitan Area (NYMA) includes: Bronx County, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York County (Manhattan), Queens County, Richmond County (Staten Island), Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County and Rockland County. The other 53 counties in NYS are outside the NYMA.
A New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP) emissions inspection is required for a non-exempt gasoline-powered vehicle that:
Diesel emissions inspections are required for diesel-powered vehicles registered in the NYMA that weigh more than 8,500 pounds.
You can download the NYS Vehicle Inspection Regulations (Part 79) and the Update to Part 79 (CR-79UP) from the NYS DMV web site. You must have a version number of 7.0 or later of Adobe Acrobat Reader® installed on your computer to use the DMV forms listed on this page. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader® is free at the Adobe web site .
A Motor Vehicle Repair Shop is required to register with the DMV to perform mechanical and/or body repairs.
You can download the Repair Shop Regulations (Part 82) from the NYS DMV web site.
An Automobile Dealer is licensed by the DMV to sell vehicles at retail or at wholesale, a Boat Dealer sells motorized boats, and a Yacht Broker is licensed to act as an agent in the sale and purchase of motorized boats.
A Retail Motor Vehicle Dealer, Other can sell motorcycles, trailers, used cars, RV's, heavy trucks, and other vehicle types. A Retail Motor Vehicle Dealer, Other cannot sell new passenger cars and/or light trucks.
You can download the NYS DMV Automobile Dealer and Transporter Regulations (Part 78) at the DMV web site.
The business in this group are licensed, registered or certified to process, sell or otherwise dispose of junk and salvage vehicles and vehicle parts.
You can download the NYS DMV Regulations for Vehicle Dismantlers and Other Parts and Scrap Businesses (Part 81) at the DMV web site.
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