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Emissions Testing in Other States

If a vehicle is registered in an Ohio E-Check county and is permanently, temporarily or indefinitely housed out-of-state, it is not exempt from the Ohio E-Check requirements. If the vehicle is located in a state with a testing program, you must test the vehicle and send the vehicle's original passing test certificate, a readable copy of the vehicle's registration and an Ohio E-Check Exemption/Extension application [PDF] to Ohio EPA. 

Last updated: Oct. 18, 2018

State Testing Area Telephone
Arizona Phoenix and Tucson 1-877-myAZcar (hotline)
California Statewide 1-800-952-5210
Colorado Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties, with the exception of rural portions of Adams and Arapahoe counties east of Kiowa Creek (303) 456-7090 (hotline)
Connecticut Statewide 1-888-828-8399
Delaware Statewide (302) 744-2503
DC District wide (202) 727-5000
Georgia Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties 1-800-449-2471
(404) 363-7028
Idaho Boise (Ada County) (208) 377-9191  
Illinois Only 1996-model years and newer (OBD II test) Cook, DuPage and Lake counties, including portions of Kane, Kendall, Madison, McHenry, Monroe, St. Clair and Will counties 1-844-258-9071
Louisiana Only 1996-model years and newer (OBD II test) Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and West Parish counties (225) 219-3574
Maine Out-of-state residents must contact call ahead to arrange a test. Cumberland County (Portland) (207) 287-2437
Maryland Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's and Washington counties (410) 537-3270
Massachusetts* Statewide for the following vehicles:
  • Model year 2003 and newer passenger cars, trucks and SUV
  • Model year 2003 and newer light-duty diesel vehicles (with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or "GVWR" of 8,500 pounds or less)
  • Model year ​2007 and newer medium-duty diesel vehicles (with a GVWR of 8,501 to 14,000 pounds)
  • Model year 2008 and newer medium-duty non-diesel vehicles (with a GVWR of 8,501 to 14,000 pounds)
  • Medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles (with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or greater) not equipped with OBD systems(opacity test only)
(866) 941-6277
Missouri Only 1996-model years and newer (OBD II test) St. Louis area (Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties) (866) OBD-TEST
(866) 623-8378
Nevada Clark County (Las Vegas)
Washoe County (Reno)
(702) 486-4981
(775) 684-3580
New Hampshire Only 1996-model years and newer (OBD II test) Statewide (603) 271-8800
New Jersey** Statewide (888) 656-6867
(609) 895-6886
New Mexico Albuquerque/Bernalillo County (505) 764-1110
New York Vehicles 25 model years old and newer in Metropolitan NYC Only 1996-and-newer model years statewide (with the exception of NYC area) (518) 474-8943
North Carolina Only 1996-model years and newer (OBD II test) in Alamance, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Onslow, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Union and Wake Counties. (919) 707-8400
Oregon Portland-Metro Area and Rogue Valley 1-877-476-0583
Pennsylvania 25 model years old and newer: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, and Westmoreland counties
1996 model year and newer: Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and York counties
Rhode Island Statewide (401) 222-2983
Tennessee Davidson, Hamilton, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties Nashville: (615) 340-5656
All others: (866) 329-9632
or 1-877-477-0800
Texas*** Brazoria, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, El Paso, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Johnson, Kaufman, Montgomery, Parker, Rockwall, Travis, Tarrant and Williamson counties (512) 424-7293
Utah Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties Davis Co. (801) 546-8860
Salt Lake Co. (801) 313-6720
Utah Co. (801) 343-4601
Weber Co. (801) 399-7141
Vermont Statewide, Only 1996-model years and newer  (802) 828-2067
Virginia Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties (703) 583-3900
1-800-275-3844 (VA only)
Wisconsin Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties (866) 623-8378
Ontario Canada Southern Ontario 1-888-758-2999

*Ohio motorists will need a "reciprocal emissions inspection." If the station operator has questions, the station should call (866) 941-6277 for assistance.

**Ohio vehicles will need to be tested at a Private Inspection Center. Make sure the vehicle receives a complete test. Tune-up tests will NOT be accepted. Call the number provided to arrange an appointment.

***Ohio motorists will need to request a "Voluntary Emissions Test" so that the vehicle will not be subject to a complete safety and emissions test.