Relocation of Virginia Inspection Stickers
Effective January 1, 2018, Virginia state inspection stickers will no longer be affixed to the bottom center of a vehicle’s windshield. The state inspection stickers will now be placed in the bottom left corner of the windshield, when viewed from inside the vehicle. Existing Virginia vehicle inspection stickers are to remain in their current position – in the bottom center of the windshield. Once a vehicle is inspected and issued a 2019 sticker, the new inspection sticker must be placed in the lower left corner, which is consistent with other states across the nation.
The requirements related to Arlington County decals as set forth in the Arlington County Code §14.2-71. Display of License Tags, remains unaffected, requiring that Arlington County decals be affixed to the inside of the windshield of a motor vehicle and placed adjacent to the State inspection sticker and no higher than three (3) inches from the bottom of the windshield. However, during the transition period, January 2018 through December 2018, it is acceptable for an Arlington County decal to be located in the center of the windshield or adjacent to the Virginia state inspection sticker. Officers and Public Service Aids will allow latitude in the position of the decal until January 1, 2019.
You can find additional details regarding the relocation of Virginia Inspection Stickers in this press release by Virginia State Police: https://drive.google.com/file/...XF5mgB4Qq6dgJ1v/view