Types of Vehicles That Require Inspections and Re-inspections

  • The following vehicles require an inspection: vans, SUVs, crossovers, wagons, buses, and vehicles that are stretched or modified. Stretched or modified vehicles are permitted in livery service where the manufacturer has officially approved the vehicle for modification, the modification was carried out by a manufacturer-sanctioned modifier, and the modifier has installed a permanent certification label the vehicle’s door jam or other location approved by the Federal DOT.

  • Van type vehicles with a capacity of eight (8) passengers or more, vehicles in excess of 10,000 pounds, and buses shall be initially inspected by CTDOT and be issued a Reciprocity Sticker, valid for six (6) months. Every six (6) months thereafter, the vehicle shall be inspected by DMV, who shall issue a new Reciprocity Sticker for the future six (6) month period. Currently, DMV form B312 is used for inspections.

  • The Federal DOT requires that the US DOT number be displayed on the side of van type vehicles, buses, vehicles with a capacity of 8 passengers or more (7 plus the driver or more), and modified/stretched vehicles.

  • Stretched or modified vehicles shall be presented for re-inspection by CTDOT every 24 months.

  • If your vehicle is in need of an initial inspection, or a re-inspection (for stretched or modified vehicles) call CTDOT to schedule an inspection at 860-594-2871 or 2898. All other inspections are conducted by CTDMV at hub offices.