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IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING EXPIRATION DATE EXTENSIONS


  • All RI Inspection Certificates (stickers) set to expire March 31, 2020 shall now expire 240 days from the expiration date (11/30/2020).
  • All RI Inspection Certificates (stickers) set to expire on April 30, 2020, shall now expire 180 days from the expiration date (10/31/2020).
  • All RI Inspection Certificates (stickers) set to expire on May 31, 2020, shall now expire 180 days from the expiration date (11/30/2020).
  • All RI Inspection Certificates (stickers) set to expire on July 31, 2020, shall now expire 90 days from the expiration date (10/31/2020).
  • All RI Inspection Certificates (stickers) set to expire on June 30, 2020, August 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020 shall now expire (11/30/2020).
Expiration on Inspection Sticker New (Extended) Expiration
Mar-20 Nov-20
Apr-20 Oct-20
May-20 Nov-20
June-20 Nov-20
Jul-20 Oct-20
Aug-20 Nov-20
Sep-20 Nov-20

Safety & Emissions

The goal of the Rhode Island Vehicle Inspection program is to ensure that the vehicles operating on the Rhode Island roadways are safe and environmentally clean. The regulations are designed to prevent continued use of defective emissions and safety equipment so that at least one time during the required inspection cycle a vehicle is inspected by qualified personnel to ascertain that the vehicle is properly equipped for continued use.

All newly registered vehicles (except new vehicles) must have a valid Rhode Island inspection certificate (sticker) or pass a Safety and Emissions inspection within 5 days of registration. Failure to comply may result in registration suspension until such time as the vehicle is brought into compliance.

All inspections are conducted in accordance with the state's Official Manual for Motor Vehicle Inspection.

More information about Rhode Island's vehicle inspection program is available at the Rhode Island Emissions and Safety Testing web site.