Faded Inspection Stickers

Massachusetts inspection stickers issued between January 1 and January 5, 2022 may appear faded on the windshield due to a printing error.  Applus Technologies (Applus), the state's vendor has supplied dealers and inspection stations with new stickers so there should be no issues going forward.   The faded stickers are valid but recipients of those stickers can obtain a replacement sticker if they wish.   Applus has sent correspondence to all affected customers notifying them of the issue.  Those customers can either call Applus at  844-358-0135 and make an appointment at a local inspection station to receive a new sticker.  Or, do nothing but keep the correspondence from Applus in their vehicle at all times in case the validity of the sticker is questioned.