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School Bus Inspections

IDOT is responsible for regulating and overseeing both scheduled and non-scheduled school bus inspections.  Scheduled inspections are conducted at approximately 250 official testing stations located across Illinois.  In addition to these scheduled inspections, over 5,500 non-scheduled inspections are conducted by IDOT Vehicle Inspectors annually. Non-scheduled or "unannounced" inspections are performed wherever a school bus may be stored or parked.

Laws and Regulations

Inspection Locations

Scheduled Inspections are performed by certified safety testers who are employed at Illinois Official Testing Stations.

Certificates of Safety are issued only after a school bus meets all of the prescribed inspection criteria established by IDOT.

Inspection Records

To obtain information about the bus inspection records, please contact our office at 217-785-1181.

Contact Us

Illinois Department of Transportation

Bureau of Investigation and Compliance

2300 S. Dirksen Parkway

Springfield, IL 62764

Phone (217) 785-1181