A Motor Vehicle Repair Shop performs mechanical and/or body work on motor vehicles, diagnoses motor vehicle malfunctions, or operates a shop, drive-in station or garage that inspects motor vehicles to evaluate or estimate the cost of motor vehicle damage, or for determining the need for and cost of repairs.
NOTE: A NYS Inspection Station that does inspections for the general public MUST register as a NYS Motor Vehicle Repair Shop
Before you can open for business, you must prepare the following documents:
There are a few required documents that must be obtained through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Some of the links will lead you to a PDF, which you can print and fill out, and some links will provide you with further information.
You must comply with FDNY requirements which require exams in order to obtain a license or permit. Exams take place at 9 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn. FDNY requirements include: