Service Station Safety and Emission Inspection Certification Appeals

In Pennsylvania, all service stations and repair garages seeking to perform vehicle safety and emissions inspections are required to be certified as official PennDOT Inspection Stations. As part of this certification, stations must be properly equipped, maintain certified personnel, and perform the inspections pursuant to certain guidelines set forth by PennDOT regulations.

Maintaining compliance with the regulations at all times is crucial to preserving a service station's inspection certifications. In some cases, a simple record keeping mistake or even a challenge to the inspection by a vehicle owner could result in a suspension of a station's inspection certificates and imposition of heavy fines.

The attorneys at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. understand that even a short suspension in operation could have long term effects for your business. We keep up with the laws and regulations to assist service station owners in understanding their compliance obligations and protecting their rights when issues arise. We have successfully handled numerous safety and emission inspection suspension appeals across Pennsylvania and can assist you with:

  • Applying for certification of appointment and appealing a denial;
  • Responding to record keeping violations;
  • Responding to faulty inspections/complaint violations;
  • Understanding State reporting duties;
  • Preparing an appeal of a suspension to the Court of Common Pleas;
  • Preparing applications for reappointment after a suspension;
  • And more.

If you are a service station owner and you have been notified by a Quality Assurance Officer or PennDOT that your certifications are being suspended or revoked, you may only have 30 days to appeal your suspension. You should promptly contact an experienced attorney to learn more about the process. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you to discuss your rights and protect your business.

For more information, call 412-288-4000.