19VAC30-70-40. Fees.
A. Before the inspection of a vehicle begins, the vehicle owner or operator must be informed that a charge is to be made.
B. The maximum inspection fees effective July 1, 2006, are as follows:

    • $51 for each inspection of any (i) tractor truck, (ii) truck that has a gross vehicle
      weight rating of 26,000 pounds or more, or (iii) motor vehicle that is used to transport
      passengers and has a seating capacity of more than 15 passengers, including the
      driver.
    • $12 for each inspection of any motorcycle.
    • $16 for each inspection of any other vehicle, including trailers and motor homes.
  • 1. Inspection fees will result in inspection stations retaining and forwarding $.50 to the
    Department of State Police to support the department’s costs in administering the Motor
    Vehicle Inspection Program (MVIP). Collection of these fees will begin on May 15 of
    every year.
  • 2. $10 of the $12 inspection fee for motorcycles shall be retained by the inspection
    station and the other $2.00 shall be transmitted to the Department of State Police.
    Collection of these fees will begin May 15 of every year.

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  • 3. After the appropriate fee has been determined for each station, a letter from the
    Safety Division will be mailed to the station requiring that a check for that amount be
    mailed in the enclosed envelope to: Department of State Police, Safety Division, 7700
    Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235. The check must be made out to the
    Department of State Police. The letter will include the following notice: “Do Not Send The
    Processing Fee To The P.O. Box Or Include With The Monthly Inspection Receipts. All
    Fees Are To Be Sent To The Safety Division Street Address.”
  • 4. The station will have 30 days in which to mail in the processing fee. In the event a
    check does not clear the bank for any reason, a $15 fee will be assessed the station.
    Also, under 19VAC30-70-5, a returned check will be a Class 111 offense and
    administrative actions may be held against the station’s record. Once the station has
    been contacted by the Department of State Police regarding a returned check, it will
    have 15 days to respond. If the returned check dispute is not settled in this period of
    time, administrative or legal sanctions, or both, may be taken against the station and, in
    addition, any requests for supplies will not be honored until the dispute has been settled.

C. If a rejected vehicle is not submitted to the same station within the validity period of the
rejection sticker or is submitted to another official inspection station, a complete inspection must
be performed and a charge of $51 may be made for inspection of tractor trucks, trucks that have
a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or more, and buses that seat more than 15
passengers, including the driver. A charge of $16 may be made for each inspection performed
on any other vehicle to include recreational motor homes and trailers. A charge of $12 may
be made for each motorcycle inspection.
NOTE: The truck inspection fee does not pertain to any trailer .
D. A charge of $1.00 may be made for reinspection of a vehicle rejected by the same station
during the 15-day validity of the rejection sticker.
E. Inspection stations shall not charge an additional fee to those customers who drop off
their vehicles for a state inspection. This is a violation of§ 46.2-1167 of the Code of Virginia
unless the station charges a “storage fee” for all services and repairs and not just for
inspections.