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Vehicle Inspection Program COVID-19 Operations and Testing Options

COVID-19 Precautions

DEQ requests that anyone visiting a DEQ vehicle emission station follow COVID-19 state guidelines. Face masks must be worn regardless of vaccination status.

Motorists have multiple testing options

  • Visit an open vehicle inspection station.
    DEQ stations have plans in place to ensure alignment with updates to health and safety guidelines. The agency requests that anyone interacting with vehicle inspection staff follow COVID-19 state guidelines, including wearing face masks and maintaining the recommended six feet of physical distance during their visits.
  • Visit a participating DEQ Too™ location.
  • DEQ Too is a test method that allows private business locations motorists already frequent, such as gas stations, car washes, oil change shops, repair service centers, etc., to participate in vehicle emissions tests.

The Oregon Legislature recently passed HB 2037 affording relief to many vehicle registrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the other forms of relief, the bill formalizes the law enforcement discretion previously in place by providing that “during the period beginning on Jan. 1, 2021 and ending on Dec. 31, 2021, a police officer may not issue a citation for a vehicle registration that is expired for fewer than six months."

DEQ's goal is to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers.

For specific questions concerning vehicle inspections, email or call 503-229-5066.

For vehicle registrations, contact Oregon DMV at 503-945-5000.

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