Vehicle Inspections


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REQUIREMENTS TO INSPECT PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

 In order to inspect a private or commercial vehicle, the following are required:

  • A valid form of Identification/National ID Card or Passport)
  • A valid Driver’s Permit
  • A valid Certificate of Insurance (the vehicle must be brought to be inspected)
  • A Certified Copy/Extract
  • Personal and commercial vehicles must be in a clean and roadworthy condition at all times 

PRIVATE VEHICLES

  • Private vehicles with a manufactured date (not date of registration) of five years or older are required to have their vehicles inspected at an authorised testing station (private inspection garages)
  • After the first inspection, vehicles are required to be inspected every two years thereafter   
  • Vehicles with a manufactured weight of three tonnes and over are required to be brought on to the Licensing compound to be inspected (Caroni Licensing Office Only)  

   The fee to conduct a vehicle inspection is $300.00
 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

  • Owners of commercial vehicles should carry the documents requested and pay the necessary fees. A date will be assigned to return to the respective Licensing office.
  • Commercial Vehicles (T, H, R and others) are required to be brought onto the Licensing Office compound for inspection
  • Owners of commercial vehicles are required to have their vehicles inspected on an annual basis

         The fee to conduct a vehicle inspection is $300.00
 

NON-INSPECTION OR EXPIRED INSPECTION STICKERS

  • A person who fails to produce a vehicle for inspection or drives a vehicle without obtaining an inspection sticker and certificate commits an offence and is liable, on summary conviction, to a maximum fine of five thousand dollars (Regulation 21 (11)
  • Reference is made to regulation 27 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50

The Ministry of Works and Transport has granted authorisation to a host of vehicle inspection stations 


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