NH State Inspection

Automobile Inspections In Dover, New Hampshire

Dupont’s is an official NH State Inspection Station. Get your vehicle inspected to ensure safe & reliable operation. Cars and light trucks are required to be inspected during the month of the owner’s birthday, annually. NH State Inspections can be performed up to 4 months prior to expiration provided the registration remains valid for the inspection period.

Antique vehicles are to be inspected biannually in the month of April or, if older than 1949 are exempt from the inspection process. Owners have until the 10th day of the month following their birthday month to get their vehicles inspected. If you purchase another vehicle, you have 10 days to get the inspection done after you register the vehicle. Before you have a vehicle inspection, you must have a valid registration.

NH State Inspection

The New Hampshire safety inspection process for cars and light trucks includes a check of the following items:

  • Registration plates
  • Registration certificate
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Steering
  • Front end and suspension
  • Front & Rear Brakes
  • Parking brake
  • Odometer and speedometer
  • Electrical system, horn, and defroster
  • Lights and reflectors, including headlight aim
  • Glass and mirrors
  • Wipers
  • Exhaust system
  • On-board diagnostics system
  • Body, chassis and bumper height
  • Fuel system
  • Tires and wheels
  • Emissions/On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) for 1996 models or newer

In the State of New Hampshire, most motorcycles need to be inspected annually by July 1 of each year. Antique motorcycles 40 or more model years old are to be done biennially by July 1 of each year. Any newly registered motorcycle shall be inspected within 10 days from the date of registration.