/RMV says vehicle inspection system will remain down through at least Friday – WCVB Boston

RMV says vehicle inspection system will remain down through at least Friday – WCVB Boston


The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles said Tuesday it is allowing a grace period for some motor vehicle inspections, as the company it contracts with continues to experience issues following a malware attack.RMV officials said the issue involves Applus Technologies, a Wisconsin-based company that provides services to vehicle inspection programs.The RMV said inspections will not be performed through Friday, April 9.According to the state, the company is beginning a three-phase process to return the Massachusetts vehicle check program to full service. The RMV said the company is currently in phase two, restoration and system testing. “The restoration phase, which is the current phase, involves a deliberate and methodical resetting of Applus Technologies’ IT environment and will take some time to restore the safety and emissions stations to testing capabilities fully,” the RMV said. The RMV said it is allowing a grace period for certain expired motor vehicle inspections. The RMV says vehicles with expired inspection stickers from March 2021 (“3” sticker on windshield) should be granted until April 30 to obtain an inspection.Additionally, the state says vehicles newly purchased or registered on or after Tuesday, March 23 should be granted until April 30 to obtain an inspection. Newly purchased vehicles must typically be inspected within seven days of registration. The RMV says customers who recently had an inspection rejection and are in the 60-day free retest window will be afforded one extra day for each day the vendor’s system remains unavailable but should plan to facilitate their inspection as soon as possible once the system is restored and stations are online.The RMV says it has notified police across the state that compliance with the safety/emissions inspection requirement has not been possible since March 30, in light of the outage caused by the malware attack against Applus.RMV officials said updates on the situation will be posted at mavehiclecheck.com.

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles said Tuesday it is allowing a grace period for some motor vehicle inspections, as the company it contracts with continues to experience issues following a malware attack.

RMV officials said the issue involves Applus Technologies, a Wisconsin-based company that provides services to vehicle inspection programs.

The RMV said inspections will not be performed through Friday, April 9.

According to the state, the company is beginning a three-phase process to return the Massachusetts vehicle check program to full service. The RMV said the company is currently in phase two, restoration and system testing.

“The restoration phase, which is the current phase, involves a deliberate and methodical resetting of Applus Technologies’ IT environment and will take some time to restore the safety and emissions stations to testing capabilities fully,” the RMV said.

The RMV said it is allowing a grace period for certain expired motor vehicle inspections.

The RMV says vehicles with expired inspection stickers from March 2021 (“3” sticker on windshield) should be granted until April 30 to obtain an inspection.

Additionally, the state says vehicles newly purchased or registered on or after Tuesday, March 23 should be granted until April 30 to obtain an inspection. Newly purchased vehicles must typically be inspected within seven days of registration.

The RMV says customers who recently had an inspection rejection and are in the 60-day free retest window will be afforded one extra day for each day the vendor’s system remains unavailable but should plan to facilitate their inspection as soon as possible once the system is restored and stations are online.

The RMV says it has notified police across the state that compliance with the safety/emissions inspection requirement has not been possible since March 30, in light of the outage caused by the malware attack against Applus.

RMV officials said updates on the situation will be posted at mavehiclecheck.com.

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