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Air Quality

Vehicle Inspection Program (VIP)

 
  Station Locations
and hours
Purpose of Testing
What's Tested
Vehicles, boundaries
Preparing to Test
Fees, renewals
Failed Test?
For Dealers, Fleets, Repair Shops

Is your vehicle required to pass the emissions test?

If your vehicle is registered with Driver and Motor Vehicles (DMV) within or near the Medford or Portland-Metro areas you may need to obtain a Certificate of Compliance demonstrating your vehicle passes DEQ’s emissions test. Your renewal/registration form mailed to you from DMV should indicate if testing is required.

To determine if your vehicle is registered within a DEQ emissions testing boundary visit our VIP Boundary-Address Matching tool or contact DEQ’s Vehicle Inspection Program at 503-229-5066.

Vehicles that must be tested

In the Portland area:

  • All 1975 and newer cars, trucks, vans, motor homes and buses powered by gasoline, alternative fuels (such as propane) or hybrids registered within the DEQ Portland area boundaries
  • All 1975 and newer diesel powered vehicles with a manufacturer's gross weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less (This includes all passenger cars and most light-duty trucks) registered within the DEQ Portland area boundaries.

In the Medford area:

  • All cars, trucks, vans, motor homes and buses powered by gasoline, alternative fuels (such as propane) or hybrids 20 years old or less and registered within the DEQ Medford area boundaries
  • All diesel powered vehicles 20 years old or less with a manufacturer's gross weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less (This includes all passenger cars and most light-duty trucks) registered within the DEQ Medford area boundaries. This includes all passenger cars and most light-duty trucks.

Vehicles temporarily located outside of Oregon

If your vehicle is temporarily out of Oregon at the time your DMV registration renewal is due, please call toll-free 1-877-476-0583 (Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or email VIP Info.

Vehicles new to Oregon

New-to-Oregon vehicles that are subject to DEQ emissions testing may have a VIN inspection performed at any DEQ Testing Station if they are not from out-of-country. The $7 fee will be collected by DMV. If a vehicle is located outside the DEQ boundaries or is not required to be tested for emissions (for example, motorcycles, trailers, or diesel-powered vehicles over 8,500 pounds GVRW), or if it is a salvaged, reconstructed, or out-of-country vehicle, a VIN inspection cannot be conducted by DEQ. More information regarding VIN inspections can be found by visiting DMV's website.

Vehicles that are exempt from testing

If your vehicle is listed below it is exempt and you may need to fill out a Declaration of Exemption form and return it to DMV with your registration renewal. Contact DEQ at 971-673-1630 or toll free in Oregon at 877-476-0583 to obtain the form.

  • Heavy duty diesel-powered vehicles (gross vehicle weight rating 8,501 or more)
  • Vehicles legally registered outside DEQ program boundaries
  • Motorcycles and low-speed vehicles (mopeds, golf carts, tractors, all-terrain vehicles, etc.)

For information on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) click here.

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For more information about the Vehicle Inspection Program email VIP Info or call:

Portland-Metro Area: 503-229-5066
Rogue Valley: 541-776-6145
Toll Free in Oregon: 877-476-0583
Hearing Impaired: 711

For more information about Air Quality call 503-229-5359 or email.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

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