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.
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.
To obtain information about the bus inspection records, please contact our office at 217-785-1181.
Illinois Department of Transportation
Bureau of Investigation and Compliance
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
Phone (217) 785-1181