The following vehicle classes are required by regulations to be periodically inspected:
- a power unit or truck registered in Class A, C or D that has a registered gross vehicle weight of 22,000 kg or more
- a vehicle registered in Class PB
- a vehicle registered in Class PC
- a vehicle registered in Class PS
- a vehicle that has a seating capacity of 15 or more passengers
- a trailer registered in Class TS, equipped with air brakes
- a power unit or truck registered in a commercial class that has a registered gross vehicle weight of 11,794 kg or more and that operates in more than one jurisdiction
- a vehicle, registered in any class, that is self-propelled and fuelled by pressurized fuel
- converter dollies, jeeps and boosters
- a first-time registered vehicle
Total loss vehicle
A total loss vehicle operated on a highway must have a valid inspection certificate issued by the administrator after the occurrence that caused it to become a total loss vehicle.
Period of validity
An inspection certificate and decal are valid from the date of inspection for the following periods:
- truck - one year, unless otherwise designated by the administrator
- power unit - six months, unless the administrator has designated the vehicle for an annual inspection, in which case the inspection certificate and decal are valid for one year
- trailer, semi trailer or converter dolly - one year or as otherwise designated by the administrator
- bus - six months with the exception of a Class PC registered bus that does not travel outside of the province and operates within (or 25 km from) the corporate limits of the address shown on the certificate of registration. For those Class PC registered buses only, it is one year or 60,000 km
- school bus - one year
- total loss vehicle - until it becomes a total loss vehicle again
- pressurized fuel vehicle - five years or as otherwise designated by the administrator
- first-time registered vehicle - until it becomes a first-time registered vehicle again
Inspections are performed at certified Vehicle Safety Inspection Stations by certified mechanics.
For all items requiring inspection, the method of inspection and standards used are prescribed by regulation. The program is monitored by safety officers who may re-inspect previously inspected vehicles as well as the operation of the stations.
Vehicles passing inspection are given a certificate which should be carried in the cab (except semi trailers). A decal indicating the month and year the inspection expires is affixed to the left window on power units, right window on buses and school buses, and to the left front corner of semi trailers. Total loss and first-time registered vehicles are not required to have a decal or to carry a certificate in the vehicles.
Operators should be aware of when their inspection certificate expires and report to an inspection station before the vehicle is due for the next inspection. No person shall operate a vehicle which is required to be inspected and no owner shall allow such vehicle to be operated, unless the vehicle has been inspected and issued a valid inspection certificate.
Should you require any additional information, please call SGI's Vehicle Standards and Inspection department at 306-775-6188.Previous page Next page