Vehicle emissions inspections are required in 13 metro Atlanta area counties. The program is administered and run by Georgia’s Clean Air Force (GCAF) at (800) 449-2471 or www.cleanairforce.com Georgia’s Clean Air Force (GCAF) recommends testing your vehicle four to six weeks prior to the registration renewal date to allow ample time for any needed repairs and retests.
Which vehicles are tested:
Most gasoline powered vehicles that are less than 25 model years old weighing less than 8,500 pounds are required to be tested annually.
Motor vehicles that are less than 3 years old or vehicles 25 years (or older) are exempt from emissions testing.
|Registration Year||Vehicle Test Range||Exempted Models|
|2021||1997-2018||2019 & Newer;
1996 & Older
|2022||1998-2019||2020 & Newer;
1997 & Older
|2023||1999-2020||2021 & Newer;
1998 & Older
If renewing late for the prior year, emissions testing will be based on that year’s emissions requirements.
In order to qualify for a senior exemption, the follow three requirements must be met:
1. Primary vehicle owner (first listed owner) must be at least 65 years old
2. Vehicle must be at least 10 years old
3. Vehicle must be driven less than 5,000 miles per year
Click here for more information about Senior Waivers
Must be applied for through Georgia’s Clean Air Force. Please click here for more information on Repair Waivers
Out of Area Extensions:
Out of area extensions for the following must be applied for through Georgia’s Clean Air Force:
Click here for more information on Out of Area Extensions
Emissions Testing Pricing:
Emissions tests are conducted at any state-certified inspection station. Prices for tests may vary and are controlled by testing organization.