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Which counties require a passing emissions test to register a vehicle?
Renewals are Exempt
with Collector Plates
without Collector Plates
1976 or newer
1975 and older
*Transition from biennial to annual testing is based on the MSO (Manufacturer Statement of Origin) date of the vehicle. See local County DMV for more information.
**Vehicles model year 1976 or newer that have been registered as a "collector's item" prior to September 1, 2009, and the registration has never lapsed or expired.
New diesel vehicles with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or less are exempt for the first four model years.
New diesel vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more are exempt for the first six model years.
Diesel emission testing facilities charge up to one-hour of the posted labor rates, so fees will vary. Contact the specific station for fees.