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11.14.01.00.htm 11.14.01.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 14 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION ― VEHICLE INSPECTIONS Chapter 01 General Inspection Authority: Transportation Article, §12-104(b) 23-101―23-109, and 24-106.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
11.14.01.01.htm 11.14.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In COMAR 11.14.01―11.14.06 and 11.14.09, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the State Motor Vehicle Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation.2) "Authorized dealer" means a Maryland dealer licensed as a truck inspection station.. 3) "Authorized inspection station" means a facility which has been licensed to perform inspections on, issue certificates to, or certify safety equipm
11.14.01.02.htm 11.14.01.02. 02 Licensing Requirements for Facilities.. A. An application for an authorized inspection station license or renewal shall be submitted on a complete and legible form and signed in ink by the licensee, and accompanied by the fee set forth in COMAR 11.11.05, as follows:1) Private business-shall be signed by the owner;. 2) Partnership-shall be signed by all partners;. 3) Corporation-shall be signed by a corporate officer or person with written power of attorney which
11.14.01.03.htm 11.14.01.03. 03 Personnel Requirements.. A. Hours of Operation.. 1) Inspection stations shall have regular daytime business hours Monday through Friday from at least 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.2) Inspection stations may adjust their regular business days in the best interests of the State and the public on written approval from the Division.B. Inspection Mechanic Requirements.. 1) Each licensee open to the public shall have available for duty during regular daytime business hours at least one full-tim
11.14.01.04.htm 11.14.01.04. 04 Administrative Penalties.. A. The registration under Regulation .03 of this chapter may be refused, revoked, or suspended if the registered inspection mechanic, controller, supervisor, or inspection station licensee, has committed any of the following offenses:1) Misrepresentation or falsification of facts;. 2) Failure to comply with any requirements of these regulations;. 3) Performing inspection or certifying a vehicle for which the mechanic is not registered to inspect
11.14.01.05.htm 11.14.01.05. 05 Facility Requirements.. A facility may be licensed as an authorized inspection station with a classification of A, B, C, F, M, R, T or any combination of them. The building and location shall conform to established requirements. If a combination license is applied for, the larger inspection and work area prevails and shall:A. Be open and readily accessible to the general public except those facilities with an F classification.B. Comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, an
11.14.01.06.htm 11.14.01.06. 06 Inspection Area Requirements.. A. An inside inspection area shall have a smooth, level hard-surfaced concrete or cement floor which:1) Shall have no more than a 1 percent slope from front to rear, rear to front, or side to side;. 2) May not have a four-way slope;. 3) Shall be free of work benches, displays, machinery, stairways, shelves, car washing equipment or any other obstructions which would create a hazard; and4) May not be equipped with a drive-on lift..
11.14.01.07.htm 11.14.01.07. 07 Inspection Test Equipment and Tools.. A. Applicants and licensees shall have the following test equipment and tools approved by the Division, except as specified in this regulation:1) One headlight tester (not required for Class B, M, or T) any track-mounted make or model:. a) Capable of accurately testing and aiming headlamp beam patterns and high intensity zones;. b) Equipped with an accurate beam candlepower output display; and. c) Including necessary calibration equipment..
11.14.01.08.htm 11.14.01.08. 08 Repealed..
11.14.01.09.htm 11.14.01.09. 09 Agreement of Licensee.. A. Upon compliance with the requirements of Regulations .02―07 of this chapter and being licensed as an authorized inspection station, the licensee:1) Agrees to act in the best interest of the State and the general public and comply with the agreement contained in the application for an authorized inspection station license;2) Acknowledges that the licensee understands the license may be revoked, suspended, or refused for the reasons provided in t
11.14.01.10.htm 11.14.01.10. 10 Obligations of Authorized Inspection Stations, Maryland Manufacturers, Second-Stage Manufacturers, and Dealers.A. Inspections.. 1) At the request of a vehicle owner, dealer, or agent, the licensee shall perform a complete inspection or a reinspection of a vehicle.2) Whether the vehicle's equipment meets minimum safety standards or is rejected because it does not, the licensee shall give the owner, dealer, or agent a copy of the Division's vehicle inspection re
11.14.01.11.htm 11.14.01.11. 11 Records.. A. To enable the Division to determine the ability of each authorized inspection station to continue to conduct inspections and make corrections to equipment, each authorized inspection station shall maintain on their premises, adequate records in strict numerical sequence and as otherwise required by the Division. These records shall be available to the Division and other police officers during normal working hours. The inspection certificates a
11.14.01.12.htm 11.14.01.12. 12 Revocation, Suspension, or Refusal of Authorized Inspection Station License.. The following may be cause for revocation, suspension, or refusal of an authorized inspection station license:A. Failure to maintain any of the standards or requirements set forth in these regulations;. B. Failure to notify the Division of personnel, physical plant, or equipment changes;. C. Failure to maintain required records;.
11.14.01.13.htm 11.14.01.13. 13 Repealed..
11.14.01.14.htm 11.14.01.14. 14 Vehicle Sale or Transfer of Ownership.. A. An inspection is required when a used vehicle is sold or ownership is transferred or when a used vehicle is to be titled and registered in the State. As requested by a vehicle owner, owner's agent, or dealer, a certified inspection mechanic at an inspection station shall perform a complete inspection, as set forth in this subtitle.B. An inspection is not required for:.
11.14.01.15.htm 11.14.01.15. 15 Inspection Certificate.. A. Upon successful completion of an inspection, the registered inspection mechanic who performed the inspection shall issue a prenumbered inspection certificate before the vehicle leaves the premises. The inspection certificate shall be completed in black ink and:1) Contain the serial number or manufacturer's identification number (vehicle identification number) obtained from the vehicle;
11.14.01.16.htm 11.14.01.16. 16 Safety Equipment Repair Orders.. A. The vehicle owner or his agent shall present the No. 3, 4, and 5 copies of the safety equipment repair order to an authorized inspection station. The registered inspection mechanic shall inspect as set forth in the Vehicle Inspection Handbook, or as directed by the Division, only those defects indicated on the repair order to determine if the defects have been corrected and meet or exceed established safety standards. Inspection mechanics who
11.14.01.17.htm 11.14.01.17. 17 Suspension of Vehicle Registration.. A. Whenever the owner of a vehicle fails to comply with a safety equipment repair order within the time prescribed by law, a notice of suspension of the registration plates shall be issued.B. Whenever the owner of a vehicle fails to comply with a notice of suspension which requires the registration plates to be returned to the Administration within 10 days, a tag pick up order shall be issued. The registration plates are subject to con
11.14.01.18.htm 11.14.01.18. 18 Administrative Hearings.. A. Complaints of violations of these regulations will be investigated by the Division. If the investigation reveals a violation which warrants an administrative hearing, all parties shall be afforded an opportunity for a hearing after reasonable notice.B. A hearing held as a result of a violation which warrants emergency suspension shall be conducted in accordance with State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland, and C
11.14.01.9999.htm 11.14.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November, 1965. Chapter revised effective March 7, 1980 (7:5 Md. R. 475). Chapter revised effective October 31, 1988 (15:22 Md. R. 2556). Regulation .01B amended effective April 1, 1991 (18:6 Md. R. 686) October 9, 1995 (22:20 Md. R. 1544)Regulation .03 amended effective April 1, 1991 (18:6 Md. R. 686). Regulation .04 amended effective October 9, 1995 (22:20 Md. R. 1544). Regulation .04A amended effective April 1, 1991 (18:6 Md. R. 686).
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