New Vehicle Inspection Stickers in New York State

Feb. 9, 2023

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a new appearance for vehicle inspection stickers that will be print-on-demand at vehicle inspection stations.

Feb. 9, 2023–The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has released plans to change their vehicle inspection stickers, reports.

The New York DMV has just announced a transition to print-on-demand vehicle inspection certificates at vehicle inspection stations, along with a changed appearance.

The new appearance will feature “vehicle-specific information” printed onto the sticker, such as mileage and license plate IDs. The DMV has also released images of the new sticker that show a QR code replacing what is usually a barcode. 

The information on the stickers will “enhance security by having information about the vehicle printed directly on them,” DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder said.

Another reason for the transition is to “transform the DMV’s customer service,” Schroeder said, due to the increased speed from printing stickers “right on their premises, rather than having to wait for a supply of stickers to arrive from DMV.”

According to the DMV, some are already receiving new stickers, with the old ones planned to be completely phased out by the end of 2023, though some stickers with the previous design may still be valid until the end of 2024. The DMV has said it’s working with law enforcement to be aware of the gradual transition of sticker appearances.