How Do I Get My Vehicle Inspected?

On Board Diagnostic/Emission Component Check

Vehicles need to be inspected once every two years in New Jersey, except for new vehicles, which are given 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.

Get started

Pick an inspection facility

Bring the right documents (photocopy, fax or e-mail unacceptable):
  • Valid driver license; you must be at least 17 years old. Driver does not need to be vehicle owner
  • Valid vehicle registration document (online renewal receipt unacceptable)
  • State of New Jersey Insurance Identification Card. For ID card specifications, visit the NJ Dept. of Banking & Insurance
    • Surname of the insured must match owner’s surname on vehicle registration
    • Leasing companies must be listed as owner on leased vehicle ID cards
    • Owner insured fleet, dealer or leasing company insurance ID cards are acceptable with the words "All Owned Vehicles" or "Fleet" inserted in the vehicle description portion of the card
    • Insured name and owner name, matching the vehicle registration, are required for "Fleet" leased vehicle ID cards
Make an appointment
  • You can make an appointment online for State inspection facilities in Salem, Cape May or Washington (Warren county)
Check wait times
  • If your location doesn’t require an appointment, you can check wait times at State inspection stations online or by calling (609) 620-7992
  • Customer service representatives available:
    8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F
    7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sa