Laws, Regulations, & Guidance

Here you will find sections from the Code of Virginia pertaining to the vehicle emissions inspection program, as well as the program regulations that outline the facility, personnel, and inspection procedure requirements.

Code of Virginia on the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

46.2-1176 Definitions
46.2-1177 Emissions inspection program
46.2-1178 Administration and scope of emissions inspection program
46.2-1178.1 On-road testing of motor vehicle emissions; authority to adopt regulations; civil charges
46.2-1178.2 Repair of certain vehicles not in compliance with standards established by the Board
46.2-1179 Board to adopt emissions standards
46.2-1181 Emissions inspection; cost of repairs; waivers
46.2-1182.1 Additional registration fee; exemption
Chapter 91 Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia area
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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