Md. MVA now has electronic safety inspection certificates
The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has started using electronic safety inspection certificates. The new process is a result of House Bill 246 passed in the 2014 legislative session. This legislation removes the requirement for a written inspection but still requires dealers to have vehicles inspected, before sale.
There are currently two formats available to present the Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate: a paper certificate (no changes) and a paper electronic certificate. For the paper electronic certificate, the control number begins with E and the signature is machine printed. It is accepted using the same process as a paper certificate.
For dealer transactions:
« You must inspect the vehicle for safety before sale (no change from current requirement).
« If the Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate is electronic, you are not required to attach a copy to the window of the vehicle.
« If your dealership is a certified Maryland Inspection Station, and you want to participate in electronic inspections, contact the Maryland State Police.
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