Enforcement of state vehicle safety inspections resumes

Enforcement of state vehicle safety inspections resumes
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By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com

The city began enforcing state vehicle safety inspections again on Tuesday, after temporarily suspending enforcement in August, according to a news release.

Inspection stations are now open and station staff can conduct the process without entering the vehicle thanks to new state guidelines.

Some local requirements will still be suspended by the city, according to the release. Residents will not be required to display current state vehicle registration decals, since the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is currently experiencing a three month-backlog of registration appointments, according to the release.

Existing vehicles registrations can be renewed online, but new registrations and other services often require in-person appointments.

The city has also extended the deadline for the local personal property tax for vehicles and business property to Dec. 15, according to the release.