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Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, and Connecticut.

Overview

Pertaining to the request to find the passenger's vehicle inspection requirements in the aforementioned states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, and Connecticut), we have completed rows 3-9 of the attached spreadsheet with the required information including inspection requirements, frequency, fees and source links.

Our findings reveal that these states: Alabama, Alaska and Arkansas states don't require car inspection neither safety nor smog/emissions inspections. For Alabama, only the out-of-state vehicles are required to have a VIN inspection.

There are no vehicles' types exempted from smog/emissions inspection in Arizona, while other states like Connecticut, Colorado and California can allow vehicles under certain requirements to be exempted from smog/emissions inspection.

California and Colorado require that specific counties or Zip codes have the vehicle inspected while other counties or Zip codes can be exempted from smog inspection.

CONCLUSION

We have completed rows 3-9 of the attached spreadsheet with required information on vehicle inspection requirements for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, and Connecticut.
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Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois

Using data compiled from each state's governmental website, this research will synthesize the requirements for a state vehicle inspection in the states of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, and Illinois.

DELAWARE STATE VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
Delaware is the only state on this list that makes its biennial state vehicle inspections free to all its residents. However, Delaware also has the most comprehensive requirements for its state vehicle inspections, which consist of a safety inspection, exhaust emissions inspection, and a pressure test. Most gasoline-powered automobiles and light trucks model year 1981 and newer will receive a low and high speed (two-speed) exhaust emissions test. Gasoline-powered automobiles and light trucks 1980 model year and older will continue to receive the current (curb idle) tests. Diesel fueled vehicles model year 1996 and older are currently exempt from exhaust emissions testing but must pass safety testing for registration renewal. Diesel fueled vehicles model year 1997 and newer must pass an OBD-II test.

FLORIDA STATE VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
Florida's state vehicle inspection requirements can be cheap or costly, depending on where in Florida you live. However, Florida residents are only required to get a vehicle inspection when they register the car for the first time. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verification is required for all USED motor vehicles not currently titled in Florida. Safety and Emissions tests are not required.

GEORGIA STATE VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
Georgia requires a yearly state vehicle inspection, which is to be completed prior to the vehicle owner's birthday or to its prior registration date. The $25 fee covers an emissions test, if required. However, Georgia's requirements for an emissions test vary by county. An emissions test is required for the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale County. The three most recent model years are exempt from emissions testing. Vehicles that are 25 model years or older are exempt from emissions testing. Newly purchased vehicles require a T-22B Certificate of inspection by a Georgia Law Enforcement Officer.

HAWAII STATE VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
Hawaii has, comparatively speaking, very lenient state vehicle inspection requirements. For a $19.19-plus-tax yearly investment, Hawaii requires drivers to submit to a motor vehicle safety inspection test. However, an emissions test is not required.

IDAHO STATE VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
Idaho, like Florida, only requires that a state vehicle inspection be conducted when a car is registered for the first time. Like Florida, as well, Idaho's fees for a state vehicle inspection vary by location, which means that it can either be costly or cheap for the driver. However, unlike Florida, Idaho requires a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection, which is to be completed by an officer of the law, DMV employee, military police officer, or Idaho licensed vehicle dealer. For out-of-state lien holders, if the vehicle and owner are in Idaho, the Vehicle Identification Number inspection can often be performed by the County Assessor’s office, Sheriff’s office, or City Police Department where the owner resides.

ILLINOIS STATE VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
Illinois requires that all vehicle owners get state vehicle inspections every two years, and the fee is a reasonable $20.00. However, the Illinois state vehicle inspection requirements are quite comprehensive: most 1996 and newer gasoline-powered passenger vehicles are subject to emissions inspections after they are four years old (e.g. 2012 vehicles are being inspected in 2016 for the first time). The inspection month coincides with the expiration date of the vehicle license plate. Typically, even model-year vehicles are inspected during even years, and odd model-year vehicles are inspected in odd years. Gas Cap Test on all vehicles older than 1995 to make sure they seal properly.

CONCLUSION
Each state has different requirements for their state vehicle inspection. Consult with your state's government website to make sure you're up to date with any potential changes to the law.
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Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine

Through extensive research and careful interpretation from each state's website, the information for passenger vehicle inspection requirements for the following states has been compiled and input into the attached spreadsheet: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Maine.

To keep it short, the two states that do not require any vehicle testing are Iowa and Kentucky. Kansas only requires a VIN test but that is only upon initial registration. Indiana only requires emissions testing. Lousiana requires a safety inspection for all vehicles and some counties need both safety inspections and emission tests. Maine requires both emissions tests and safety inspections for all vehicles annually.

In conclusion Maine, Kansas, Louisiana and Indiana all require some form of inspection. Iowa and Kentucky do not. Maine and Louisiana seem to have the most frequent and most rigorous inspections while Kansas and Indiana require less frequent and more simple inspections.

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Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements: Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Montana

Overview

Following the request for passenger vehicle inspection requirements in the states of Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Montana, we have completed rows 22-28 of the attached spreadsheet with the required information including inspection requirements, frequency, fees and source links.

Our findings reveal that, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana states don't require smog/emissions inspection. For Michigan, vehicles that have salvage titles are required to be inspected and for Mississippi only vehicles with window tinting or vehicles used to transport public school children must undergo safety inspection.

Only the state of Massachusetts allows vehicles under certain requirements to be exempted from smog or emissions testing.

Both states of Maryland and Missouri require that specific counties have the vehicle inspected while other counties can be exempted from smog or emissions inspection.

CONCLUSION

We have completed rows 22-28 of the attached spreadsheet with required information on vehicle inspection requirements for Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Montana.
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Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements: Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York

New Hampshire, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York all require some form of inspection. For a full breakdown of findings, please consult Rows 29-34 in the completed spreadsheet.

The state with the least amount of requirements in Rows 29-34 is Nebraska, which only requires a VIN inspection upon registration of a vehicle, and requires no safety or emissions inspections. The strictest state is New York, which requires an emissions and safety inspection every year, throughout the state, barring some vehicle exceptions. Costs range throughout the different states.

CONCLUSION

Again, please consult the attached spreadsheet for all requested information on inspection requirements for Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York.
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Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements: North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania

Task Overview

Following the request for passenger vehicle inspection requirements in the states of North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Pennsylvania, we have completed rows 35-40 of the attached spreadsheet with the required information including inspection requirements, frequency, fees and source links.
Our findings reveal that North Carolina and Pennsylvania require vehicle owners to carry out vehicle inspections annually, Ohio and Oregon require vehicle inspections every two (2) years, while North Dakota and Oklahoma do not require safety or emissions testing. North Dakota only requires Vehicle Identification Number Inspection for those applying for a salvaged title, a rebuilt or modified vehicle, an antique vehicle or those who require a VIN verification, while Oklahoma requires Vehicle Identification Number Inspection for new vehicles brought into the state from another state.

Conclusion

We have completed rows 35-40 of the attached spreadsheet with required information on vehicle inspection requirements for North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
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Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements: Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Utah

We located the passenger vehicle inspection requirements for Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah and input the information on the attached spreadsheet. South Carolina and South Dakota do not possess any vehicle emission testing, nor any other type of safety inspection. Utah, Texas, and Tennessee only require testing in certain counties. Of these states, Rhode Island alone has state-wide emissions inspections, which are required every 24 months.

Below you will find an overview of our findings on the passenger vehicle inspection requirements on the assigned states, with the fully elaborated information available in the attached spreadsheet.

Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements

We utilized the official websites offered by each state to complete our research. We located all the requested information and did not require additional resources.

South Carolina and South Dakota do not require emissions or safety inspections for passenger vehicles. Tennessee requires a $9 emissions inspection for "most vehicles" in the following counties: Hamilton, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson. Utah also only requires emissions testing in certain counties. In Cache and Weber counties there is a $20 fee for emissions testing, but Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah counties will only give the price via telephone. Texas requires a yearly safety inspection for all registered vehicles, but only the following counties require emissions testing with varied pricing: Brazoria, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, El Paso, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Johnson, Kaufman, Montgomery, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Travis and Williamson. Rhode Island is the only state of these 6 to have a state-wide 47 point safety and emissions requirement. The fee for this evaluation is $55 and it must be performed every 24 months.

Conclusion

The requirements for safety and emissions testing vary a great deal within the states we evaluated. South Carolina and South Dakota require no inspections. Utah and Tennessee have emissions testing in some counties, but no safety inspection requirement. Texas also only performs emissions testing in some counties, but has a state-wide yearly safety inspection. Rhose Island requires both inspections for passenger vehicles every 24 months.
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Passenger Vehicle Inspection Requirements: Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Task Overview

Following the request for passenger vehicle inspection requirements in the states of Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, we have completed rows 47–42 of the attached spreadsheet with the required information including inspection requirements, frequency, fees and source links.

Our findings revealed that the state of Vermont and West Virginia require vehicle inspection annually, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin require theirs every 2 years. Information on the frequency of Wyoming only requires out-of-state VIN inspections for vehicles brought into Wyoming after being titled somewhere else.

Conclusion

Following the requested information on vehicle inspection requirements, we have completed rows 47-52 of the attached spreadsheet.
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