Did your vehicle pass emissions?
It should have been tested by the dealer before you even showed up at the dealership.
Will not pass emissions
You can check the below link to see if your vehicle has a current valid passing vehicle emissions inspection report (VIR). The Georgia VIR is what you give the county tag office to get your emission tag sticker. To go to the Georgia emission test website and reprint your emission test VIR just click this link: Get a free copy of the emissions test. If this Georgia Clean Air Act web page cannot reprint your VIR, then Georgia doesn’t have a current year VIR for the vehicle in its system. Don’t let a dealer tell you otherwise.
Who has to follow the emissions law? Every dealership, auction house and even a private party. If a gas powered vehicle will be registered by the buyer in one of the 13 clean air emission 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. Don’t let a dealer tell you otherwise. Violation of this law is a misdemeanor in Georgia. It is also a violation of Georgia’s unfair and deceptive acts to sell a vehicle that will not pass emissions.
What are the 13 emission counties in Georgia? Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale.
Are vehicles sold “as is” exempt from the emissions requirement? No. “As is” still means the vehicle must have a current valid passing emissions inspection report. Don’t let a dealer tell you otherwise.
What year vehicle has to be tested? Vehicles that are 25 model years or less, but are not newer than the most recent 3 model years. See the Georgia Clean Air Act Frequently Asked Questions web page.
Are there special rules for a used car dealer? Every used motor vehicle dealer licensed in this state shall be required to comply with the laws of this state and the federal government regarding the operations of a used motor vehicle dealership. A used car dealer must obtain a passing emissions inspection on all vehicles sold to purchasers who will register the vehicles in covered emissions counties as required by the Department of Natural Resources.
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