PA Enhanced Safety Inspection
PROCEDURE AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR PA ENHANCED INSPECTIONS
***NO PICTURES OR FORMS ARE NEEDED. WE SUPPLY ANY THAT ARE REQUIRED***
Reconstructed vehicles must be restored to their original operating condition as designed by the
vehicle manufacturer and must conform to the original manufacturer’s specifications and
appearance. This includes (but is not limited to) air bags, seat belt/restraint systems, emissions
The vehicle must undergo two inspections. The initial enhanced inspection to determine if the vehicle has been brought back to its original condition.
If the vehicle passes the initial inspection, all documentation will be submitted online to PennDOT for approval. If we can process your paperwork online at our facility, both inspections will be done on the spot and you can drive your vehicle home with current registration in hand. You will receive your title from PennDOT via regular mail service.
If we cannot process your paperwork online and have to submit your paperwork to PennDOT you will have to wait to receive title and registration from PennDOT after about 3 weeks until you can legally operate it on the road, you will then return with your vehicle & registration for the 2nd inspection. At that point an annual inspection sticker will be placed on the windshield. You will be required to keep up with the standard yearly inspections. Annual Inspections can be performed at any certified inspection station throughout Pennsylvania.
In Pennsylvanian, once the vehicle has successfully passed the enhanced inspection, the enhanced inspector or certified document reviewer will photograph the vehicle and examine the documentation presented by the vehicle owner to support titling the vehicle.
If you are an out of state purchaser buying from us, this process may not be the same for you. Each state has its own rules, regulations and procedures governing vehicles with salvage certificates. Check with your state DMV to verify proper procedure for your state.
Help us help you by bringing everything we need to complete the enhanced inspection paperwork. Click here for a printable checklist.
Homemade trailer enhanced inspections
We do not inspect trailers over 10,000 lbs.
What you will need:
Explanation of the build. Manual or handwritten instructions.
Certified weight slip
Receipts for parts used to build trailer…i.e. lumber, axles, wheels, sheet metal…etc
The following documents are not accepted by Pennsylvania as proof of ownership:
- Form 907A issued by the state of New York
- Any title, certificate of origin, statement of origin or certificate of salvage that indicates the vehicle is to be used for parts only; is not suitable to be rebuilt or titled; or is not designed, constructed or intended for use on public roadways.
- Defaced salvage certificates
PENNSYLVANIA ENHANCED SAFETY INSPECTION