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Charging for re-checks within 28 days of a failed inspection

A reminder to vehicle inspectors and inspecting organisations

You can’t charge a re-inspection fee within 28 days of the first inspection, even if the repairs for the failed item or items were carried out off site.

The VIRM says: “Where a vehicle fails a WoF inspection, no additional fee is payable for any subsequent inspection by the same inspecting organisation for the purpose of the same certification, if such application is made within 28 days of the first inspection for the issue of the evidence of vehicle inspection.”

A fee is payable for an inspection if the vehicle is presented after the 28 days have lapsed.

Visit the VIRM Collecting fees section for more information or read section 9(3) of Land Transport (Certification and Other Fees) Regulations 2014.