Vehicle Emissions in Georgia
Are vehicles sold “as is” exempt from the emissions requirement? No.
Vehicles sold “As is” must have current valid passing emissions inspection report. Don’t let a dealer tell you otherwise.
Who has to follow the emissions law? If a gas powered vehicle will be registered in one of the 13 clean air counties it must have a current valid VIR. It does not matter what county the vehicle is being sold in, it is where the vehicle will be registered. New model cars are exempt.
Georgia emission test website: Get a free copy of the emissions test.
The 13 Georgia emission counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale.
Georgia Clean Air Act Frequently Asked Questions web page.