- Driver Guide
- Vehicle inspections
Vehicle inspections are only required for vehicles with an out-of-state registration, no further action is required for cars with North Carolina plates. Read below for out-of-state vehicle inspection details and inspection centers near you.
Out-of-state vehicles require inspections
If your vehicle is not registered in North Carolina and you do not have a passing vehicle inspection uploaded to your account, you will not be able to use your out-of-state vehicle.
How to get your car inspected
Find an inspection center
Schedule an inspection with a facility licensed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Complete an inspection
A mechanic will complete your vehicle inspection using the state form.