To improve air quality and reduce vehicle emissions, ADEQ administers a mandatory vehicle emissions testing and repair program known as the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP).
Emissions testing is required for most vehicles that are 5 years old and older, registered in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. Those who regularly commute into these areas for work or school are required to test their vehicles as well.
Does your place of residence require emissions testing? Check this link to find out!
Does My Vehicle Need Emissions?
Vehicles that are model year 1967 and newer and more than 5 years old require emissions—this includes gasoline and diesel-fueled vehicles. Alternative fuel, flexible fuel (E85) and hybrid vehicles also require emissions. Newer vehicles are exempt for the first 5 years of registration. Some vehicles may require a different schedule.
Motorcycles, golf carts and ATVs are exempt from emissions.
A Classic Vehicle must have Classic Insurance at the time it is registered and throughout the duration of registration to be exempt from emissions.
For more information about emissions, check out ADOT’s FAQ page!
Vehicles in Arizona require testing every 1 to 2 years, depending on the vehicle. If it has been over a year since your vehicle was last tested, then it may need to be retested before you can register it.
Do you know when your vehicle was last tested? Follow this handy link to find out!
As of 2021, emissions cost $17.00. No ownership documents are required – anyone can take a vehicle through emissions!
Find the closest emissions testing location near you!
Did your vehicle fail its emissions test?
You still have options! Bring your failed emissions slip (it must specifically indicate “failed”) into the MVD or a licensed 3rd party to see if you may be eligible for a title only!
Need help repairing your vehicle?
The Vehicle Emissions Control Section (VECS) created the Recognized Repair Facility (RRF) Program to reduce unready or failing emissions inspection results. RRFs are businesses that meet certain license and certification requirements. The following locations earned the RRF distinction for demonstrating considerable success in the repair of emissions-failing vehicles.