Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, Department of Transportation
Station Owners and Mechanics
Vehicle Emissions Inspections
Pennsylvania’s emissions inspection program was customized to meet specific regional air-quality issues and improvement goals while focusing on customer convenience. A great deal has been done to improve air quality in Pennsylvania; however more vehicles on the road and more miles being traveled are offsetting this progress. Vehicle emissions inspections are part of Pennsylvania’s plan to clean the air and keep it clean in the future.
Please visit Drive Clean PA for additional information on Pennsylvania's vehicle emissions testing program, answers to frequently asked questions about emissions inspections, emissions inspection forms, and other related information.
Pennsylvania requires vehicle safety inspections to ensure that vehicles are maintained for safe operation. Safety Inspections can prevent vehicle failure on the highways and crashes that may result in injuries or death.
Vehicle safety inspections are performed at official PennDOT Inspection Stations (usually a repair garage or a service station with a repair shop). Inspection fees are posted at official inspection stations. These fees do not include repairs to correct vehicle defects.
Act 228 of 2004 directed PennDOT to work with the “Specialized Vehicle Compliance Advisory Panel” to establish procedures and requirements for the inspection and titling of reconstructed, flood, specially constructed, recovered theft, collectible, modified vehicles and street rods.
Beginning January 1, 2007, only those safety inspection stations appointed and under contract with PennDOT as an Enhanced Vehicle Safety Inspection Station may inspect reconstructed, flood, specially constructed, recovered theft, collectible, modified vehicles and street rods for compliance with all applicable equipment and inspection rules for the purpose of titling the vehicle in Pennsylvania.
Only Online Dealer/Agent Business Partners will process title applications requesting a reconstructed, flood or reconstructed/flood title brand. PennDOT will not process these three application types.
All title applications for specially constructed, modified, collectible, recovered theft vehicles and street rods must be submitted to PennDOT for processing. Likewise, all applications for vehicles that require any type of title brand coming into Pennsylvania from another state or jurisdiction must be submitted to PennDOT for processing. The MV-426B Application for Reconstructed, Specially Constructed, Collectible, Modified, Flood, Recovered Theft Vehicles and Street Rods, is available on this website and is to be used immediately.