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Vehicle technical inspection: mandatory or waiver?

Verified 15 December 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The technical inspection covers the majority of vehicles, whether electric or thermal.

Vehicles subject to or exempted from technical inspection

Vehicle type

Technical inspection required?

Private Vehicle (VP)

Yes

Utility

Yes

Camper with a maximum permissible gross vehicle weight (PTAC) of 3,5 t

Yes

Camper with a PTAC greater than 3,5 t

Yes

Heavyweight

Yes

Collection vehicle put into circulation from 1960

Yes

Collection vehicle used as a chauffeured transport car (VTC)

Yes

Collection vehicle released before 1960 and with a maximum TAC of 3,5 t

No

Collection vehicle with a PTAC greater than 3,5 t

No

Car without licence

No

Motorcycle, 2 wheels and 3 wheels

No

Motor quadricycle

No

Caravan with a PTAC of 3.5 tons or less

No

Agricultural tractor

No

Trailer with a TAC of 3.5 tons or less not used for the transport of dangerous goods

No

Car registered in diplomatic or similar services

No

Car registered in the FFECSA series (French Forces and civilian elements stationed in Germany)

No