Overview of the Missouri State Inspection
Like most states, Missouri requires a vehicle inspection for all vehicles registered in the state. The state inspection falls into two categories, safety inspections, and emissions testing. Missouri requires all registered vehicles to undergo a safety inspection when first registered and every other year after that (even model years on even calendar years, odd model years on odd calendar years). This inspection ensures all safety components are working correctly and in optimal condition. Emissions testing is required only for vehicles registered in the following areas: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County. The benefits of emissions testing are twofold; it confirms the vehicle’s performance and efficiency and ensures the average output of emissions from a vehicle. You will receive a renewal notice from the Department of Revenue when your vehicle is due for a safety inspection or emissions testing. Please keep in mind that certain exemptions apply for both tests—for more information, please contact us at U.S. Automotive in Ozark, Missouri, today.