If the vehicle is re-inspected within 30 days of the original inspection date and you have driven it less than 1,000 miles, the inspector will only need to inspect the defective equipment identified during the initial inspection. However, if a new defect is visually observed during the re-inspection, the newly discovered defect must also be repaired and re-inspected. See Maryland regulations COMAR 11.14.01.10 A(3) for details. Note that the inspection station may charge you at a prorated fee for each re-inspection, unless the repair can be visually verified. If the re-inspection is not completed within 30 days or 1000 miles you will have to pay for a complete inspection.
The fee for a vehicle safety inspection varies with the inspection station’s labor rate. Maryland regulations regulate the number of labor hours billed by the station for an inspection, but they do not regulate the station’s labor rate. The fee charged for a safety inspection must be prominently displayed in each station.
The fee for the re-inspection of a vehicle varies with the inspection station’s labor rate and the specific parts or systems that need to be re-inspected. A re-inspection fee is not to be charged if the repair can be visually confirmed, such as an inoperable light. If the re-inspection requires jacking, lifting, measuring, or testing the vehicle, a prorated fee may be charged. Check the station’s posted fee information for details.
You can view the Maryland Vehicle Safety Inspection Chart with this link.
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