The new print-on-demand inspection stickers will roll out this year.

The new print-on-demand inspection stickers will roll out this year. Credit: NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is revamping its inspection stickers to display vehicle-specific information, including mileage, vehicle identification numbers and license plate numbers.

The print-on-demand stickers at auto shops and inspection stations, intended to boost security, will also continue to change color based on the inspection year, starting with yellow in 2023.

Some of the stickers are already being distributed, but the DMV expects the full rollout of new stickers to be completed by the end of the year.

Traditional stickers are being phased out but may stay in circulation through the end of 2024.

The DMV is notifying police throughout the state to recognize the new stickers as legal and valid, DMV officials said.

“This new process will enable inspection stations to print stickers right on their premises, rather than having to wait for a supply of stickers to arrive from DMV,” DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder said in a statement. “This change is part of our efforts to transform the DMV’s customer service. The stickers will also enhance security by having information about the vehicle printed directly on them.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described what's new about the vehicle inspection stickers.

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