Vehicle Identification Number Inspection:
DEQ testing locations may be able to perform a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection in certain cases. New-to-Oregon vehicles that are subject to DEQ emissions testing may have the VIN inspection performed at any DEQ Testing Station. DMV will collect the $7 VIN inspection fee.
A VIN inspection cannot
be conducted by DEQ if:
- Your vehicle is not required to be tested for emissions (for example, motorcycles, trailers, or diesel-powered vehicles over 8,500 pounds GVWR). A vehicle is not required to be tested if it is located outside the DEQ boundaries;
- Your vehicle is coming to Oregon from out of country; or
- Your vehicle is an assembled or reconstructed vehicle.
For more information about vehicle identification number inspections, see VIN Inspections
. Low Emissions Vehicles (LEV) Check:
Beginning with model year 2009, Oregon requires passenger vehicles with 7,500 miles or less to prove compliance with Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) requirement before they can obtain registration, unless they are otherwise exempt. This is in addition to DEQ emissions testing and other vehicle compliance requirements.
DEQ testing locations may be able to check the vehicle for compliance with the LEV requirement in certain cases. Vehicles that are subject to DEQ emissions testing may have the LEV check performed at any DEQ Testing Station.
The LEV compliance check cannot be conducted by DEQ if a vehicle is not required to be tested for emissions.
There is no additional fee for an LEV check.
For more information, see Low Emissions Vehicles (LEV)