Emission Testing & Repair

Emissions Testing Georgia - Things You Must Know

In Georgia, if the car you're driving is a model that was released after 1986 or before two years from the current period, an emission test will come into effect. Emission testing is a general inspection for vehicles that checks the amount of pollutants released by it into the environment. A standard threshold has been recognized and vehicles crossing that bar might be imposed with a penalty, financial or non-financial.


Following are some crucial information about emission testing in Georgia:

Vehicles that need to be tested: All kinds of vehicles that is powered by gasoline, have a gross vehicle weight of 8500 pounds or less, and has been launched between the year 1986 to 2011 are subject to emission testing in Georgia. Other alternative fuel vehicles such as motorcycles, RVs, etc., do not have to undergo this.

Counties in Georgia that require the certification: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry Paulding, and Rockdale County are the regions that require emission checks for all gasoline powered cars and trucks.

Exemptions: Models that are two-year old or less exempt from this testing. Another exemption is if the owner is a senior citizen aged 65 or more, has a vehicle that is ten models older, and is driven only 5000 miles/year.

Georgia's Clean Air Force or GCAF recommends that vehicle owners must have their vehicles inspected six weeks earlier to the registration renewal date. This will aid in reducing vehicle emissions and will improve the air quality.