emissions January 12, 2018

How to Obtain an Emissions Inspection near Fairfax Station, VA

Certain vehicles garaged near Fairfax Station, VA require a Virginia Emissions Inspection PASS or WAIVER before the DMV can complete a registration process. These vehicles are categorized by fuel type:

  1. Gasoline-Powered passenger or property carrying vehicles less than 25 years old before 1st of January of the current year which have a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less.
  2. Diesel-Powered passenger or property carrying vehicles built in 1997 or newer models with a gross weight of 8,500 pounds or less.

Those vehicles categorized by the above fuel type require an emissions inspection when garaged in the following locations:

  • The counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford
  • The cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park

An emissions inspection near Fairfax Station, VA is valid for two years and may be obtained by visiting a certified emissions inspection station or by driving past a RAPIDPASS on-road emissions testing site which is an optional program in the Northern Virginia area. RAPIDPASS lets motorist drive through an on-road RAPIDPASS system and after 72 hours they can go online and check their vehicle’s qualification status. They can pay for their emission inspection online and proceed with the registration renewal process for their Fairfax Station, VA vehicle.

Once you have completed the emission inspection near Fairfax Station, VA your DMV record will update automatically. You will not be able to register your vehicle until it has passed an emission inspection or has been issued an inspection waiver for repair costs that exceed a repair threshold.

If you are registering your vehicle for the first time near Fairfax Station, VA and it already has a current valid emissions inspection certificate acquired within the last twelve months, you can title and register your vehicle without a Virginia emissions inspection.

Vehicles are the single greatest pollutants in Northern Virginia. An emissions inspection is required to improve air quality near Fairfax Station, VA and other Northern Virginia areas. This helps to reduce emissions from motor vehicles driven near Fairfax Station, VA to make the air safer for you to breath.

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