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Vehicle Emissions Testing in Maryland

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In Maryland, a vehicle emissions test is required for many original registrations, as well as for registration renewals. Renewal notices are sent to vehicle owners (typically eight weeks before the deadline), and indicate whether and by what date an emissions test must be completed.

VEHICLES THAT REQUIRE AN EMISSIONS TEST

A car, truck, motor home or RV (recreational vehicle) requires an emissions test when:

  1. It is a 1977 model or newer.
  2. It runs on gasoline

VALIDITY

Emission tests are valid for two years. A valid test is required to reinstate a suspended registration and to complete an original vehicle registration or registration renewal. Used car dealers are required to issue a valid emissions test for any vehicle they sell. Getting an emissions test is the buyer's responsibility when the vehicle is purchased from a private owner.

EXEMPTIONS

A vehicle is exempt from emissions testing when:

  1. It is a new vehicle, with its date of manufacture within the current two year checkup cycle.
  2. It is a hybrid-electric vehicle with meets the exemption norms.
  3. It is a 1976 model or older.
  4. The vehicle is powered by diesel or electricity.
  5. It is a vehicle driven by a senior citizen (over 70 years) or a physically challenged person and is not driven for more than 5000 miles in a year, and a waiver application has been submitted to the VEIP.

EMISSIONS TESTING LOCATIONS

Any of the Authorized VEIP Emissions Inspection Stations licensed by the State can test your vehicle.

EMISSIONS TESTING FEES

The test fee for the VEIP is $14. A late fee of $15 is charged on the day after the due date and for every 28 days from then on.

EMISSIONS TEST FAILURES

If your vehicle fails the emissions test, you must have the vehicle repaired, after which it must pass the after repairs emissions test. The station representatives at the testing location will advice you about the next course of action. The vehicle can be repaired at any of the VEIP Certified Emissions Repair Facilities or by any mechanic of your choice. The vehicle must be repaired and prepared for a re-test within a period of 120 days. The first re-test is not chargeable. If your vehicle is unable to meet the emissions standard following the necessary repair work, you may be able to obtain a two year waiver, if you must have made emissions-related repairs to your vehicle totaling at least $450. For more detailed information click here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Submitted by boyd82 on 30th Mar 2016

Can I get an emissions test

Can I get an emissions test done in another state or must it be done in MD. I am currently out of state for a month or so

Submitted by minhle64 on 10th Jul 2015

I have received a emission

I have received a emission note, but now I plan to keep the car in the garage and storage it for 10 months. Do I need to go for the test?

Submitted by clove on 11th Jul 2013

I lost my sheet for

I lost my sheet for emmissions testing and went to get it done and they wont do with out it how do I get another one so I can get done before it is late next Monday

Submitted by JACQUES on 12th Oct 2015

PLEASE SEND ME A NOTICE OF

PLEASE SEND ME A NOTICE OF EMMISSIONS TESTING. THANK YOU.

Submitted by TopDog on 29th Apr 2013

I Need to know if I can pay

I Need to know if I can pay and have a emission test performed on a car before I buy it. It is a Pennsylvania car that I hope to title in Maryland as long as it meets inspection standards.

Submitted by mathewpion on 18th Feb 2013

Nice to hear that vehicle

Nice to hear that vehicle emmision testing is in Maryland.

Submitted by FUCKYOUBITCH on 26th Feb 2014

F**K YOU

F**K YOU

Submitted by aboudrame on 1st Nov 2012

can a vehicule pass an

can a vehicule pass an emission test in maryland with only EVAP System "not ready" status?

OBDII scan does not find any codes, all others components are set to "ready" except EVAP System.

Submitted by AJROD on 16th Apr 2012

Used car was bought at a

Used car was bought at a deale (3 months ago)r.It failed emissions . Went to the MVA in MD and an employee said that the dealer is not liable, but here it says that they are. What can I do?

Thanks

Submitted by William M Keatts on 22nd Jan 2012

My last inspection failed. I

My last inspection failed. I paid $750.00 in repairs but the emission light stayed on. I was given a 2 year waiver which has now expired and a new inspection is due. Do I have to repeat this process or is there any option available.

Submitted by nothappyaboutVEIP on 11th Oct 2011

If it is true that VEIP

If it is true that VEIP emissions testing is required for vehicles made from 1976 onward, and the vechicle will always have to be tested every two years forever if I were to be driven more than 5,000 miles a year, then this rule is another example of how too much government is a bad thing for its citizens.

Submitted by subinjoe on 6th Sep 2011

I failed the emissions last

I failed the emissions last time and had to get a waiver because of check engine light. I got the waiver and passed the emissions for 2 years. But my 2 years are up now, can i get another waiver or what should i do?

Submitted by Pbonsu123 on 20th Nov 2011

How did you get the waiver?

How did you get the waiver?

Submitted by cmtorres on 14th Jul 2011

My daughter got pulled over

My daughter got pulled over and was told her emission testing was overdue. We never received any notification that it was due. Also, I bought my vehicle in 2007, it was new, and I have not received anything for emission testing. Who do I contact and will my daughter get hit with late fees?

Submitted by Anonymous on 11th May 2011

I NEVER RECEIVED A NOTICE FOR

I NEVER RECEIVED A NOTICE FOR MY EMISSION WHO DO I NEED TO CALL AND WILL THEY WAIVED THE LATE FEES

Submitted by tours on 27th Dec 2012

I think I threw out my

I think I threw out my emissions statement. How do I find out when it is due? Who do I contact?

Submitted by Greenboi on 16th Oct 2014

I misplaced my emissions

I misplaced my emissions statement. How do I find out when it is due? Who do I contact?

Submitted by csrinivasan on 18th Feb 2013

I think we received emission

I think we received emission notices for two of our cars. I cannot find them. Please provide us duplicate notices so that we are not held under default.

Submitted by Anonymous on 22nd Apr 2011

are their any fees if your

are their any fees if your registration is suspended

Submitted by FSKANE on 31st Jan 2013

are their any fees if your

are their any fees if your registration is suspended

Submitted by Anonymous on 25th Jan 2011

Is there an appeal for the

Is there an appeal for the late fee for those who never received a notification in the mail.

Submitted by davephillips on 16th Feb 2013

on2/15/2013 iwas pulled over

on2/15/2013 iwas pulled over by howard cnty. police and issued a warning notice for suspended reg. for not having emmisions testing which i never was told about ever since purchasing my car 9 mon. ago .How can iappeal for exemption of late fees and where is payment to be made. p.s. i currently carry with my license achange of addresscard and no notice was sent to my p.o. box which mva has on record. what are my options.

Submitted by Stanley Wooten on 14th Jan 2012

Im appealing the late for

Im appealing the late for this because I never got the notice in the mail. When I got my tags, I was wondering when was my emissions due but I only got the late notice. How can I get this taken care of without the fee being added?

Submitted by Anonymous on 1st Feb 2011

You should call the Phone

You should call the Phone Number listed on the late notice. I did not recieve the initial notice in the mail, then I recieved a late notice. I called the number on the late notice and explained the situation. I asked if it would be possible to have the date reset because I did not recieve the initial notice. The lady I spoke with on the phone reset the date. I did recently recieve a new notice with a test due date about 10 weeks from now.