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Federally Mandated Emissions Testing Information For Hamilton County Residents

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Emissions Testing is a State air pollution project mandated by the Federal government to increase air quality.  The County Clerk’s office is related only in that the law requires motorists to pass the test prior to registering. 

 

Air Pollution Board Emission Testing Update

 

Update June 22, 2020: Vehicle Emission Testing remains in effect prior to titling or renewing a vehicle registration until repeal is approved by the United State Environment Protection Agency (EPA). All area testing centers are open with limited contact testing and contactless payment. To view area testing centers hours of operation and Opus Inspection’s updated COVID-19 policies and procedures visit www.tnvip.org. All tag renewals require an emission test.


 

Emission testing remains in effect prior to titling or renewing a vehicle registration until repeal is approved by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA).


The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced in May 2019 that they will recommend elimination of emission testing in counties, including Hamilton. The State Implementation Plan revisions eliminating the vehicle emissions testing program were submitted to the EPA on February 27, 2020. The program will end 120 days after the EPA approves the State Implementation Plan revisions. Updates will be posted as they become available.


EMISSIONS TESTING PROGRAM (June 2018 Update): Frequently Asked Questions and Timeframe from the TN Department of Environment and Conservation

 

Direct all questions about testing to TDEC Vehicle Testing Information Hotline: 1-866-329-9632.
 

Emission Test: What To Do If My Car Fails?

 

All About Vehicle Inspection Programs In Tennessee


Inspection Station Hours and Holiday Closing Information
(information can be found by scrolling down the page to beneath operating hours)

 

Fact Sheet--Vehicle Emissions Testing for Hamilton County

 

Emission Exemption Application

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