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1. If you have spent $715 or more on emissions related repairs (not including the inspection fee or replacing components that were identified as missing and/or tampered) you may qualify for an emissions repair waiver.
2. If you are currently receiving need based public assistance and the vehicle is not smoking nor missing any emissions components you may qualify for an economic hardship time extension.
If you believe you qualify for a waiver or time extension please contact our office at 303-205-5603 or apply online at: https://mydmv.colorado.gov/_/
3.If you or your mechanic have completed repairs, but spent less than the $715 required for a waiver, and your vehicle is still unable to pass an emission inspection, please contact the technical center nearest you to schedule an appointment for a diagnostic evaluation. Emissions Technical Center Locations and phone numbers:
Emissions Technical Centers Locations - Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
If the ownership of a gasoline vehicle is being transferred in the last year of the seven year exemption, an emissions test will be required. For example, in 2019, an emissions test will be required if the ownership of a model year 2013 is transferred.
If the ownership of a diesel vehicle is being transferred in the last year of the four year exemption, an emissions test will be required. For example, in 2019, an emissions test will be required if the ownership of a model year 2016 is transferred.
Kit cars, all-electric vehicles, motorcycles, horseless carriage and vehicles registered as street rods are exempt from emissions testing requirements.
If you see a vehicle emitting excessive smoke, please report its license plate number (and, if possible, whether it is gasoline- or diesel-powered) to Colorado's Smoking Vehicle Hotline: 303-692-3211 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed emissions extension form (DR 2376) (131 KB)
Proof of a passing emissions test, in the county where the vehicle is currently located.
Provide a copy of current insurance
Renewal reminder postcard, if available.
Registrant's contact information including a phone number and email address
*If emissions testing is not performed in the county where the vehicle is located, a VIN verification form (DR 2698) must be completed by a law enforcement officer and submitted. The vehicle must also be emissions tested within 15 days of returning to Colorado.
For questions or concerns regarding the out of state emissions extension process, please call the Colorado Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Emissions Program at 303-205-5603 or apply online at: https://mydmv.colorado.gov/_/