The Department of Environmental Quality, which closed its vehicle inspection stations on March 17, has extended those closures through June 15/16, 2020.
The Medford-Ashland station is expected to open on June 15 and the Clackamas and Scappoose locations are expected to open on June 16. The remaining Portland-Metro stations will follow shortly thereafter.
On March 20, 2020, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced that it has partnered with Oregon law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion in the enforcement of driver licenses, vehicle registrations and trip permits that expire during the COVID-19 emergency declared by Governor Brown. The Oregon State Police, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police and Oregon State Sheriffs' Association have agreed to support this "grace period" for enforcing expired credentials.
Those still wishing to get vehicles inspected have two options:
- Visit a participating DEQ Too™ station. 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 complete vehicle emissions tests.
- Purchase a test certificate. VIP customers may go to https://www.deqtoo.org/Search/Terms to purchase test certificates, with the understanding that they are required to return to get their vehicles inspected any time between the stations' re-opening and Dec. 31, 2020. This new option is available to most vehicle owners with registrations expiring between Feb. 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020.
DEQ's goal is to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers. For specific questions concerning