Vehicle Inspection

The Department of Environmental Quality, which closed its vehicle inspection stations on March 17, has reopened them as counties moved into Phase 1. Please note the following schedules:

  • Medford-Ashland station
    • Hours:
      • Mondays: 7:30 a.m.* - 5:30 p.m.
      • Tuesdays – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
      • Fridays: 7:30 a.m.* - 5:30 p.m.
  • Portland-Metro: Clackamas, Gresham, Northeast Portland, Sherwood and Sunset/Hillsboro stations
    • Hours:
      • Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m.* - 5:30 p.m.
      • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      • Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
      • Fridays: 7:30 a.m.* - 5:30 p.m.
      • Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Portland-Metro: Scappoose station
    • Hours:
      • Fridays: 7:30 a.m.* - 5:30 p.m.
      • Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*Station is temporarily opening one hour early on these days to accommodate heavy traffic.

As of Wednesday, July 1, 2020, customers interacting with vehicle inspection staff at all stations must wear face coverings and maintain six feet of physical distance in accordance with state requirements.

Motorists have three testing options:

  • Visit an open vehicle inspection station. With counties now reopening, DEQ has been communicating with state health and safety officials on timing and safety precautions, and stations have modified plans in alignment with new health and physical distancing guidelines. This will increase time spent on each transaction. 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.
    Go to DEQ Vehicle Inspection home page to check hours. Motorists should expect long lines and extended wait times. Please do not block other businesses or impede traffic. All traffic and roadway rules apply.
  • 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. Visit to purchase a test certificate, with the understanding that you are required to return for a vehicle inspection any time between the stations' reopening and Dec. 31, 2020. This new option is available to most vehicle owners with registrations expiring from Feb. 15, 2020 through July 15, 2020.

On March 20, 2020, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced a partnership with Oregon law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion in the enforcement of driver's licenses, vehicle registrations and trip permits that expire during the COVID-19 emergency stay-at-home orders declared by Governor Brown. That citation moratorium has been extended through Oct. 1, 2020

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