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335 Sixth Street • Annapolis, MD 21403 • (410) 268-4555

Maryland State Inspection

Effective 3/18/2019 We will not be performing Maryland Safety Inspections due to our inspector being out for a bit. We hope to have the inspector back in a couple of weeks and will inform as soon as we can start again.

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Maryland State Inspection in Annapolis, MD

Eastport Shell-Sovereign Motorcars is an authorized state safety inspection station serving Annapolis, MD, Arnold, MD, Severna Park, MD, and surrounding areas. We are certified to inspect Class A vehicles. We are an e-inpsection station, so your inspection certificate is electronically sent to the MVA.

Call (410) 268-4555 or schedule your service online. To make an appointment through our website, simply click the "Vehicle Inspection" box and choose your desired date and time.

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When Do I Need a Maryland State Inspection?

Maryland requires most vehicles to undergo a state safety inspection before a sale or transfer. In general, the seller or transferor obtains the inspection certificate. An inspection exemption exists when you transfer a vehicle as a gift to a member of your immediate family. You will need to fill out a gift certification form.

Maryland State Inspection Checklist

During an MD state inspection, the following components will be checked in your car, truck, or SUV:

  • Steering system
  • Wheel alignment
  • Brake system
  • Wheels / Tires
  • Windshield
  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust system
  • Bumpers
  • Motor mounts
  • Fenders
  • Lights
  • Electrical system
  • Mirrors
  • Glazing (windows)
  • Wipers
  • Hood / Catches
  • Gear Shift Indicator
  • Suspension
  • Wipers
  • Hood / Catches
  • Door Handles
  • Floor / Trunk Pans
  • Speedometer / Odometer
  • Driver seat
  • Seat Belts
  • Universal and CV  Joints
  • Emissions equipment

Maryland safety inspections are among the most comprehensive inspections in the United States and one of the reasons preventive maintenance is so important during the lifetime of any vehicle.

Facts about MD State Inspections

  • To register a vehicle in Maryland, drivers must receive an inspection certificate.
  • Inspection certificates can only be awarded by licensed Maryland inspection stations; if an inspection station is e-certified, then the inspection certificate will be sent electronically to the MVA
  • New residents of Maryland have 60 days to register their vehicles before automatically forfeiting any tax credit or titling tax paid in another state.
  • Most sellers of used cars are required to have a vehicle undergo a safety inspection before the automobile can be sold.

Call (410) 268-4555 or schedule your service online or in person with Eastport Shell-Sovereign Motorcars today.

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Phone: (410) 268-4555
Fax: (410) 268-2185
Address: 335 Sixth Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
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