Vehicle Inspection

Is your vehicle required to pass the emissions test? 

Vehicles registered inside the Medford area testing boundary may need to pass an emissions test. Your renewal/registration form mailed to you from the DMV may state if your vehicles needs to test.
To determine if your vehicle is registered within a DEQ emissions testing boundary visit our VIP Boundary Lookup tool or contact DEQ’s Vehicle Inspection Program at 503-229-5066.​

Vehicles required to test

  • All cars, trucks, vans, motor homes and buses powered by gasoline, alternative fuels (such as propane) or hybrids 20 years old or less and registered within the DEQ Medford area boundaries.
  • All diesel powered vehicles 20 years old or less with a manufacturer's gross weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less (This includes all passenger cars and most light-duty trucks) registered within the DEQ Medford area boundaries. This includes all passenger cars and most light-duty trucks.

Vehicles temporarily located outside of Oregon

If your vehicle is temporarily out of Oregon at the time your DMV registration renewal is due, please call toll-free 1-877-476-0583 (Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or visit our Questions and Comments​ page.

Vehicles new to Oregon

Vehicles new to Oregon will need a vehicle identification number inspection. The DMV will charge $7 at the time of registration. A VIN inspection can be performed on most vehicles along with the emissions test with the exception of the following:

Vehicles exempt from testing

VIP Boundary-Matching tool
The maps above illustrate the general testing area for the greater Medford area. Please use the VIP Boundary-Matching tool for address verification.


For questions or feedback on the Vehicle Inspection Program, visit our Questions and Comments page, or call one of our area contact numbers below:

  • Portland Area: 503-229-5066
  • Medford Area: 541-776-6145
  • Toll-Free in Oregon: 877-476-0583
  • Hearing Impaired: 711