If you consider using another Auto Repair facility you should always inquire whether they have the proper authorization to inspect your vehicle.
It is best if you schedule the safety inspection first, by phone. Also, before you take the vehicle to be inspected, ensure that it is properly registered, either in Maryland or in another state. If you are not able to register the vehicle because it has not yet received a safety inspection, you may qualify for a 30-day temporary registration that will enable you to legally drive the vehicle to the inspection station.
The safety inspection should take about 1-½ hours for most vehicles once the registered inspection mechanic begins work. Certain vehicles (e.g., trailers) may take less time so it is best to check with the station. When the mechanic has finished, he will prepare an inspection report that shows the vehicle parts or systems examined and whether or not they have met Maryland’s standards.
If the vehicle meets all safety standards, the registered inspection mechanic will prepare and give you two copies of the Maryland Inspection Certificate. You should take the MVA copy (green) to any full service MVA branch office and submit it with the other documents needed to title and register your vehicle in Maryland. The Purchaser’s copy (goldenrod) is for your records. If a dealer owns the vehicle, the Purchaser’s copy must be affixed to the vehicle’s window.
If you want more detailed information please visit the MVA website at www.mva.maryland.gov
As always, Feel Free to call DJ’s Care Care with any questions at 410-569-3600