Did your vehicle pass emissions?
Vehicle will not pass emissions?
You can check to see if your vehicle has a current valid passing vehicle emissions inspection report. Called a ‘VIR’. The Georgia VIR is what you give the county tag office to get your tag. To go to the Georgia emission test website and reprint your VIR just click this link: Get a free copy of the emissions test.
Who has to follow the emissions law? Every dealership, auction house and even a private party 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.
What are the 13 clean air 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 (VIR). Don’t let a dealer tell you otherwise.
See the Georgia Clean Air Act Frequently Asked Questions web page.