General information for inspection stations

What do I need to know about inspection station best practices?

The best resources for information about inspections stations are the


What standard items of vehicle equipment are NOT required parts of a safety inspection?

Return inspection certificates (stickers)

How do I return inspection certificates?

You can receive a refund for unused certificates of inspection (‘stickers’) or the forms after closing an Inspection Station.

You must return your supply of stickers or forms to the DMV to receive a Refund Voucher for the value of the items that you returned. To receive the refund, you must sign and return the voucher to the DMV. You will receive a refund check from the Department of Audit and Control in eight to 12 weeks.

Close a repair or body shop

How do I close my repair or body shop?

Use the Facility Out of Business Attestation (VS-20) to notify the us that your DMV Division of Vehicle Safety - regulated facility is permanently out of business, and for instructions about surrendering (returning) the DMV items that have been issued to you. If your facility will be temporarily out of business, please contact the appropriate Vehicle Safety Field Services Regional Office for instructions.

Pay civil penalties for repair and body shops

How do I pay civil penalties?

After a DMV hearing, the DMV will send you a Notice After Hearing explaining the reasons why your business license, business registration, or inspector certification has been suspended or revoked.

To pay a civil penalty, you must send a certified check or a money order payable to 'Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.'

To pay restitution to the customer who filed the complaint, send to the DMV a certified check or money order that is payable to the name of the customer.

Suspensions, revocations and appeals for repair and body shops

What you need to know about suspensions, revocations, civil penalties and appeals

After a DMV hearing, the DMV will send you a Notice After Hearing explaining the reasons why your business license, business registration, or inspector certification has been suspended or revoked.


When does the suspension or the revocation begin?

The suspension order or the revocation order has the date that your suspension or a revocation will begin.

Respond to hearings and waiver notices for repair and body shops

What do I need to know about hearings and waiver notices?

If a DMV investigation results in a hearing recommendation, you may be offered a waiver in place of attending the hearing.

 

How do I accept a waiver?

Carefully read your hearing waiver notice. To accept the waiver, mark the correct box on the form. Mail the form to the address listed on the form. Make sure that you include a personal check and the required business documents described on the form.

  

Update records for repair and body shops

How do I update my business records with the DMV?

Call the DMV at 1-518-474-0919 if you need to make changes in your business such as

  • opening a new location
  • changing a location
  • updating officers

If you are changing your location or opening a new location, you must

  • send a copy of your current Sales Tax Certificate of Authority
  • get proof of zoning from the zoning board of your local government

Mail these documents to

Amend or replace a business license for a repair or body shop

How do I amend the registration for my repair or body shop or get a replacement document?

To amend the registration or get a replacement (duplicate) document for your current Repair & Body Shop, you must submit the Request for Business Amendment / Duplicate Certificate (MV-253G).

Mail it to

NYS DMV Bureau of Consumer & Facility Services
Application Unit
P.O. Box 2700
Albany, NY  12220-0700

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