Can the government tow my car for an expired inspection?

I haven't gotten the required inspection in my state to renew my tag. Can the government or law enforcement tow my car as a result?

The short answer is—it depends.
Your car can be towed for an expired inspection and registration, as it is technically not supposed to be on the road. These rules can vary by state, so you’re going to want to check with your local municipality.
That said, it is also possible you may just face a fine for having an expired tag. Either way, you’ll want to update your inspection and registration as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that you may have to have valid car insurance before you can get an inspection done in most states.
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Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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