Our vehicle inspection programs are in place to ensure all vehicles are maintained to the appropriate safety standards as required by law. Vehicle inspections improve vehicle safety and enhance the safety of the general motoring public.
SGI and enforcement officers have the authority to subject any vehicle to a test or inspection, or require that specific repairs be completed. If you're asked to have your vehicle inspected or repaired and you don't comply:
- your vehicle's registration and insurance may be cancelled; or
- your registration renewal may be refused; or
- you won't be able to register your vehicle until you have it repaired or inspected.
Some vehicles brought into Saskatchewan from out of province and some total loss vehicles are structurally and/or mechanically unfit. These vehicles are not safe to drive and pose a risk to their occupants and to other road users.
Our vehicle inspections guide outlines what inspections are required, based on the vehicle's condition.
There are certified vehicle inspection stations located across Saskatchewan where you can take your vehicle to be inspected.
Certain vehicles must be inspected periodically to meet provincial requirements or municipal bylaws.
Annual inspections are necessary for:
- buses operated within Saskatchewan
- school buses
- heavy trucks
- semi trailers operated commercially
- taxis (where required by municipal bylaws)
Buses operating outside of Saskatchewan and commercially operated power units must pass an inspection every 6 months.
The following document defines windshield damage (pdf, 188 kb) outlining what's acceptable or unaccepted damage.
Details on vehicle inspection program requirements, fees, inspection facilities and technician requirements are included in The Vehicle Inspection Regulations and The Vehicle Inspection Procedure Regulations from the Government of Saskatchewan Queens' Printer website.