Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Windshield Criteria A:Please go to the following website to find information on Windshield Criteria:
Q: Replacement Windshield A: No process for replacement safety inspection sticker - Maintain windshield replacement receipt in vehicle with white approval certificate. Q: Airbags A: Contact the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Air Bag Hotline online at or by phone at 800-424-9393. Q: Bumper Heights A: Please go to the following websites for more information on Bumper Heights (307.172):
Q: Trailer Examination A:Please go to the following websites for more information on Trailer Examinations:
Q: When is my vehicle required to be safety inspected? A: Please go to the following websites for information on Safety Inspection (307.350):
View SHP-515
Q: How can I find an inspection station? A:The Motor Vehicle Inspection Division receives numerous calls and emails requesting a list of inspection stations for a particular area.

We are unable to recommend one station over another to the citizens of Missouri.
For a list of Official Safety Inspection Stations, click here

Generally, all new car dealerships perform inspections. Many garages that repair vehicles are licensed to perform inspections. They will display a large yellow sign with black lettering designating them as an official inspection station.

If you are still unable to locate an inspection station, you may want to contact the Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit nearest you for further assistance.
Q: How often must I get a vehicle inspection? A: View SHP-515 Q: What equipment is checked during a safety inspection? A: View SHP-494
View SHP-511
Q: What are the fees for the inspection? A: Inspection stations may charge a fee of up to $12.00 for passenger vehicles and trucks, and $10.00 for motorcycles. Q: What if the Missouri inspection expires while my vehicle is in another state? A: You will be allowed to register your vehicle with the Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Bureau while residing out of state temporarily, without obtaining a safety inspection. A safety inspection must be obtained within ten (10) days of the vehicle returning to the state.