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    Pa state inspection

    What is the time period to have a used car inspected if purchased un-inspected? (immediately or is there a 10 day grace period?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tshirtguy6 View Post
    What is the time period to have a used car inspected if purchased un-inspected? (immediately or is there a 10 day grace period?)
    10 days (check bold):

    4703. Operation of vehicle without official certificate of
    inspection.
    (a) General rule.--Except as otherwise provided in this
    section, no motor vehicle required to bear current registration
    plates issued by this Commonwealth and no farm vehicle with a
    gross weight or gross vehicle weight rating of greater than
    17,000 pounds for which a Type I biennial certificate of
    exemption has been issued shall be driven and no trailer
    required to bear current registration plates issued by this
    Commonwealth shall be moved on a highway and no mass transit
    vehicle shall be operated unless the vehicle displays a
    currently valid certificate of inspection issued under this
    chapter.
    (b) Exceptions.--Subsection (a) does not apply to:
    (1) Special mobile equipment.
    (2) Implements of husbandry.
    (2.1) Registered commercial implement of husbandry with
    an implement of husbandry body type.
    (3) Motor vehicles being towed.
    (4) Motor vehicles being operated or trailers being
    towed by an official inspection station owner or employee for
    the purpose of inspection.
    (5) Trailers having a registered gross weight of 3,000
    pounds or less.
    (5.1) A trailer or semitrailer with a gross weight or
    gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 17,000 pounds
    displaying a currently valid Federal certificate of
    inspection.
    (6) Motorized pedalcycles.
    (7) Vehicles being repossessed by a financier or
    collector-repossessor business or vehicles enroute to a
    wholesale vehicle auction by a transporter business using the
    appropriate miscellaneous motor vehicle business registration
    plates.
    (8) New vehicles while they are in the process of
    manufacture, including testing, and not in transit from the
    manufacturer to a purchaser or dealer.
    (9) Any military vehicle used for training by a private,
    nonprofit, tax exempt military educational institution when
    such vehicle does not travel on public roads in excess of one
    mile and the property on both sides of the public road is
    owned by the institution.
    (10) A motor vehicle registered as an antique pursuant
    to section 1340 (relating to antique, classic and collectible
    plates).
    (11) A motor vehicle being operated by the vehicle owner
    while enroute to an inspection station where an appointment
    for inspection has been scheduled, provided that such
    operation occurs no later than ten days after the expiration
    of a valid certificate of inspection issued under this
    chapter.
    (12) (Deleted by amendment).
    (13) New vehicles in the possession of a second-stage
    manufacturer which are in transit:
    (i) from a dealer or distributor for completion; or
    (ii) to a dealer or distributor upon completion.
    (c) Inspection of vehicles reentering this Commonwealth.--
    Vehicles subject to registration and inspection in this
    Commonwealth which have been outside this Commonwealth
    continuously for 30 days or more and which, at the time of
    reentering this Commonwealth, do not bear a currently valid
    certificate of inspection shall not be required to be inspected
    until ten days after reentering this Commonwealth.
    (d) Newly-purchased vehicles.--Newly-purchased vehicles may
    be driven without a current inspection certificate for ten days
    after sale or resale or entry into this Commonwealth, whichever
    occurs later.

    (e) Display of unauthorized certificate of inspection.--No
    certificate of inspection shall be displayed unless an official
    inspection has been made and the vehicle or mass transit vehicle
    is in conformance with the provisions of this chapter.
    (f) Authority of police.--Any police officer may stop any
    motor vehicle, mass transit vehicle or trailer and require the
    owner or operator to display an official certificate of
    inspection for the vehicle being operated. A police officer may
    summarily remove an unauthorized, expired or unlawfully issued
    certificate of inspection from any vehicle or mass transit
    vehicle. For the purposes of administering the requirements of
    regulations promulgated by the department, a qualified
    Commonwealth employee or an authorized department representative
    may remove an unauthorized, expired or unlawfully issued
    certificate of inspection from any vehicle.
    (g) Limitation on prosecution.--A motor vehicle, mass
    transit vehicle or trailer shall be the subject of only one
    prosecution under subsection (a) in any 24-hour period.
    (h) Penalty.--
    (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a person
    violating this section is guilty of a summary offense and
    shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of up to
    $25.
    (2) Where the subject vehicle is a motor carrier
    vehicle, bus or school bus, the police officer or qualified
    Commonwealth employee shall place the vehicle out of service
    and require that the vehicle not be operated under its own
    power until such time as the vehicle is issued a valid
    official certificate of inspection. In addition, the person
    violating this section commits a summary offense and shall,
    upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than
    $100 nor more than $500.
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    Thanks Much

    That is what I was looking for and could not find, Thank you very much!

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