Colorado Department of Revenue
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What can I do if I see a smoking vehicle?

What can I do if I see a smoking vehicle?  :   Report it to the smoking vehicle hotline.


Colorado's smoking vehicle hotline gives motorists and others the ability to report smoking vehicles to the state Air Pollution Control Division at 303-692-3211. When you call you must have the vehicle license plate number. This hotline only applies to vehicles registered in the State of Colorado.


The state air division then provides owners of smoking vehicles with information that will encourage them to voluntarily make needed repairs. Repairs to smoking vehicles are required if a vehicle fails a mandatory emissions test because of a visible smoke problem.


The cause of such smoke must be corrected to pass the mandatory state emissions test. Also, a police officer may stop a smoking vehicle, issue a ticket and order the owner to make repairs. Colorado law provides for a $25.00 fine for the first violation of the smoking vehicle law. The fine for subsequent violations is $100.00 (42-4-412, 413 C.R.S.).


Please note that there may be additional ordinances in other municipalities pertaining to operation of a smoking vehicle.