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All Vehicles registered in Massachusetts must receive a safety inspection each year. Vehicles listed below must also receive the following types of emissions tests each year:
On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Test:
Model year 2001 and newer passenger cars, trucks and SUVs
Model year 2001 and newer light-duty diesel vehicles (with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or "GVWR" of 8,500 pounds or less)
Model year 2007 and newer medium-duty diesel vehicles (with a GVWR of 8,501 to 14,000 pounds)
Model year 2008 and newer medium-duty non-diesel vehicles (with a GVWR of 8,501 to 14,000 pounds)
Medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles (with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or greater) not equipped with OBD systems
The following types of motor vehicles are exempt from the emissions inspection:
Cars, trucks and SUVs manufactured before model year 2001 no longer receive tailpipe emissions tests but fail their safety inspections if they produce visible smoke
Light duty diesel vehicles (with a GVWR of less than 8,500 pounds) that were manufactured before model year 2001
Medium duty diesel vehicles (up to 10,000 pounds GVWR) that were either manufactured before model year 2007 or are 15 or more model years old
Medium duty non-diesel vehicles either manufactured before model year 2008 or 15 or more model years old
New vehicles delivered to Massachusetts owners
Motorcycles and mopeds
Tactical military vehicles
Vehicle operated exclusively by electric power
Vehicles that are not designed to be operated on Massachusetts roads do not receive emissions tests. These include:
All "tracked" vehicles
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Mobile hydraulic platform lifters
Self-contained street-sweepers, maximum capable-speed of 20 mph, such as a three-wheeled vehicle (does not include on-road vehicles with street sweeping equipment installed as cargo; such vehicles are subject to emissions inspections)
Tractors and off-road equipment used for farming (does not include pickup trucks, stake trucks, tractor trailers and other vehicles designed for road use with farm registration plates; such vehicles are subject to emissions inspections)
♦ Your vehicle must undergo both an emissions test and a safety inspection every year before its current inspection sticker expires (at the end of the month printed on the sticker). To avoid end-of-the-month lines, have your vehicle tested during the first half of the month when it is due for an inspection. If you purchase a vehicle (new or used), it must be inspected within seven calendar days of its registration to continue operating on Massachusetts roadways.
♦ MA motor vehicle inspection stickers are not transferable to a new owner. When you buy a used motor vehicle, you must bring it to a licensed Massachusetts inspection station within seven days of registering it. This is true even if there is an unexpired sticker on the car.
Motor vehicles are required to be inspected each year for safety and every other year for emissions. However, both the safety and the emissions tests must be conducted within seven days of when a used vehicle is newly registered, regardless of the calendar or model year. For you own protection, don't wait the full seven days come in for your MA Inspection sticker today.
What to bring to your vehicle’s inspection:
Bring your vehicle registration and the $35 inspection fee with you. DiBaccos accepts Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express.
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