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Facial coverings must be worn during all road skills tests and are highly recommended to be worn when entering a DMV office.

Service Bus Inspections

The following service bus vehicles must be inspected by DMV ONLY:

  • Service Bus Vehicles New to Service by a registered owner (First time inspection).
  • Any service bus that also serves as a Student Transportation Vehicle (STV) both for initial and annual inspections.

The inspection procedure for vehicles inspected by DMV:

  1. Payment for inspection (credit card only) will be collected when you arrive at the DMV inspection lane.
  2. You must bring with you a certified brake inspection form (R-380 form) showing a complete inspection of the brake system within the past 3 months or 3,000 miles whichever comes first, unless the vehicle is brand NEW or has less than 3,000 miles. 
  3. Inspections are done at the DMV inspection lanes and vehicles must be presented for inspection by 3:00 pm.
  4. Required Emergency Equipment: UL rated, minimum 10 BC fire extinguisher (fully charged) with a visible gage that is securely mounted and easily accessible to the driver; first aid kit, securely mounted, but removable, and easily accessible; 3 reflective triangles in a bag or box that is securely mounted inside the vehicle per DMV regulations.
  5. Fleets of ten or more service bus vehicles:  You may call to schedule on appointment for fleets of ten or more vehicles available for inspection in one place at one time.  Please call (860) 263-5447.

What it will cost:

  • $40.00 (credit card only).  Exception: If the service bus is also a Student Transportation Vehicle (STV), the inspection fee is $20.00.  No B-312 or inspection fee is required for vehicles owned by the state or municipality.

Service Bus Inspections for Vehicles requiring registration renewal (Non STV ONLY):

Service Bus Vehicles not used as a student transportation vehicle (STV) must be inspected within six months of renewal by a Connecticut Licensed Dealer or Repairer. Most Connecticut Licensed Dealers or Repairers are participating in the program and have been provided with inspection procedures and inspection report forms. Click here for Licensed Dealer Repairer Inspection Report forms.

  • Connecticut Licensed Dealers and Repairers may charge a fee of $40 for the inspection of a service bus with a GVWR of 26,000 pounds and below.
  • A fee of $80 may be charged for a service bus with a GVWR in excess of 26,000 pounds. Repair charges would be additional.
NOTE: Licensed Dealers or Repairers may inspect only service bus vehicles for renewal purposes and may not inspect any service bus that is also an STV.