Vehicle Inspection

DEQ does not require emissions testing of newer model year vehicles because they typically have lower mileage and are therefore less likely to experience problems with their emissions control systems.

During calendar year 2017, the following model years qualify as a “Newer Model Year Vehicle”

  • Model Year 2014
    (Unless the 2014 vehicle has an Oregon DMV registration expiration date that is after Dec. 31, 2017)
  • Model Year 2015
  • Model Year 2016
  • Model Year 2017
  • Model Year 2018

For further questions regarding DEQ’s "Newer Model Year Vehicle" determination call 877-476-0583.

DMV’s vehicle registration renewal

If you have a “Newer Model Year Vehicle” as described above, then you can renew online at www.OregonDMV.com/online without going through DEQ. If this doesn’t apply to your vehicle or you don’t want to renew online, then follow the INSTRUCTIONS section on DMV’s renewal application form.

For questions regarding DMV registration renewal visit Oregon DMV.

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Contact

For questions or feedback on the Vehicle Inspection Program, visit our Questions and Comments page, or call one of our area contact numbers below:

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