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Inspections FAQ


Everything you need to know about inspections in Maryland and around the DMV.

What are the qualifications?

Inspection requirements

Take a picture of your vehicle inspection and upload it to your account. Make sure the picture is clear and easy to read, and that it meets the following requirements:

  • Must be a Virginia, Maryland, or Pennsylvania state inspection
  • Virginia and Maryland inspections will allow pickup access in Maryland, Virginia, and DC
  • Pennsylvania vehicle inspections only allow for pickups in Maryland and Virginia
  • Must have been performed in the last 12 months if 10 years old or newer
  • Must have been performed in the last 6 months if your vehicle is a 2006 or 2007
  • Cannot be an emissions inspection
Upload your inspection

What does a valid inspection look like?

Accepted documents – VA & MD

The only valid Virginia state inspection certificate is from the Virginia State Police.

This certified Maryland Vehicle Inspection Report is one of two valid forms of proof of inspection in the state. The other is a Maryland State Police Inspection Certificate.

What does a valid inspection look like?

Accepted documents – PA

The only accepted Pennsylvania State Inspection Certificate is the PennDOT sticker.

Where can I get an inspection?

Maryland and Virginia stations

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What else do I need to know?

Common questions

  • Why do I need an inspection?

    State regulations require all driver-partners have a vehicle inspection on file. Without one, you won't be able to pick up riders in Maryland.

  • I just got a new vehicle, do I still need to get a safety inspection?

    Yes. Regulations require you to get a vehicle inspection to pick up riders in DC, MD, and VA, regardless of how new or old your vehicle is.Section Body Copy

  • Do I have to pay for the inspection?

    If you go to one of the Virginia inspection stations listed in the map above, you can receive the Maryland state inspection for free. If you go to one of the Maryland inspection stations listed above, you can receive the state inspection for $55 or less.

  • Do I need an appointment?

    Most stations prefer that you make an appointment for an inspection. This also saves you time waiting at the station. Many of these stations are not open on Sundays so it’s encouraged to plan ahead and call the station before going in for an inspection.

  • Does Uber reimburse for safety inspections?

    No. Uber does not reimburse for the cost of safety inspections that you’ve already paid for. However, you can get a free inspection at one of the Virginia stations listed on the map above.

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