Vehicle Inspection

DEQ closed its vehicle inspection stations on March 17, 2020 in an effort to mitigate the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus among staff and customers. As of June 30, 2020, all stations reopened with pandemic protocols in place. Please see below for schedules and additional COVID-19-related information.

Medford-Ashland station

  • Hours:
    • Mondays - Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Portland-Metro: Clackamas, Gresham, Northeast Portland, Sherwood and Sunset/Hillsboro stations

  • Hours:
    • Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Portland-Metro: Scappoose station

  • Hours:
    • Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Facemasks are required when visiting any DEQ location, including Vehicle Inspection Stations. As of Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Governor’s orders require customers and businesses to wear face coverings and maintain six feet of physical distance in accordance with state requirements.

Motorists have two 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™ 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 complete vehicle emissions tests.

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 ends on Dec. 31, 2020

Due to the continuing COVID-19 emergency, the Oregon Department of Transportation's Driver and Motor Vehicles Division announced a new agreement with Oregon law enforcement agencies for an extended citation moratorium. Law enforcement will exercise discretion when presented with expired Oregon vehicle registration permits, trip permits or driver licenses.

This only applies to documents expiring between Nov. 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, and have only been expired for less than three months.

Oregon DEQ encourages those needing vehicle inspections to visit a testing station before their registrations have expired under the new agreement.​

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