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67 Pa. Code § 175.30. Commonwealth inspection stations.

§ 175.30. Commonwealth inspection stations.

 (a)  Eligibility. This designation will be issued to stations owned and operated by:

   (1)  The Federal Government.

   (2)  The Commonwealth.

   (3)  A political subdivision of the Commonwealth.

 (b)  General requirements. An applicant for a Commonwealth inspection station shall meet the requirements of this chapter, unless specifically exempted, including the specific requirements for fleet stations.

 (c)  Certified inspection mechanic. Each official Commonwealth inspection station shall have at least one inspection mechanic certified to inspect each type of vehicle which will be inspected.

 (d)  Method of inspection. A Commonwealth inspection station shall inspect and issue certificates of inspection only to vehicles registered in the name of the governmental body.

 (e)  Certificates of inspection. No fee may be charged for certificates of inspection requisitioned by Commonwealth inspection stations.


   The provisions of this §  175.30 adopted December 2, 1977, effective February 1, 1978, 7 Pa.B. 3499; amended July 9, 1982, effective July 10, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2181; readopted December 2, 1988, effective December 3, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 5362. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (122828).

Notes of Decisions

   In reinstating the suspension of a municipality’s certificate and appointment to inspect motor vehicles, the Court noted that inspection stations owned and operated by political subdivisions of the Commonwealth are required to meet all provisions of the Vehicle Code and regulations, including a regulation that every inspection shall be completely performed by a certified inspection mechanic. Department of Transportation v. City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Property, 455 A.2d 277 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1983).

   The certificate of appointment of an inspection station which inspects city motor vehicles may be suspended if inspections in such inspection station are performed by persons not certified by the Department. Department of Transportation v. City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Property, 455 A.2d 277 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1983).

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