About Vehicle Inspections

Instructions for having non-commercial vehicles inspected

Vehicles need to be inspected once every two years in New Jersey, except for new vehicles, which need a five-year inspection. Check the inspection sticker on your windshield to find the date your vehicle is due. You may get an inspection up to two months prior to the expiration date.
See information on inspection of commercial vehicles.

Read Frequently Asked Questions about vehicle inspections.

Inspections

Check the inspection sticker on your windshield to find the date your vehicle is due.

  • Driver license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of New Jersey insurance

Some inspection facilities allow you to make an appointment online. You can also check wait times at some facilities.

See a full list of inspection facilities. You can also have your vehicle inspected at private inspection facilities.