NC State Inspections


All motor vehicles registered in North Carolina must be inspected annually for mechanical safety. The DMV oversees the inspection process and the objective of the inspection is to make sure the motoring public is safe. A NC vehicle inspection is required within 10 days of recieving a NC license plate or before you can renew your tags.


If a vehicle fails the safety inspection, it cannot be operated beyond the expiration date on the current sticker. However, the owner will have 30 days to repair any safety defects and qualify for a re-inspection at no additional cost, provided the owner repairs the defects and presents a receipt of the initial inspection at the same inspection station.


Inspection Items Include:


  • Brakes
  • Lights
  • Horns
  • Steering Mechanism
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Turn Signals
  • Tires
  • Rear view mirrors
  • Exhaust System
  • Window Tint


Vehicles with after-factory tinting must pass the 35 percent visible light requirement during an annual vechicle safety inspection. In addition to the annual safety inspection fee; there is a $10 charge for any vehicle that has an after-factory tint. If you have any questions about window tinting, contact your nearest DMV Enforcement Office.


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