Welcome to the Connecticut Emissions Program

Vehicles Due for Emissions Testing During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

If your vehicle’s emissions test was due between March 10, 2020, and September 30, 2020, it has been granted a time extension by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The length of the time extension depends on your vehicle’s original expiration date or the date it was required to return for testing.

  • If due between March 10, 2020, and June 30, 2020, your vehicle has been granted a 180-day time extension.
  • If due between July 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020, your vehicle has been granted a 90-day time extension.

Please be advised that the original month and day of your vehicle’s emissions due date will be restored in the next subsequent test cycle. The time extension is being provided to you to ensure your compliance with the emissions testing requirement without penalty (late fee).

Getting the Emissions Test During the Initial Reopening Phase

During the initial outbreak, some Test Centers used discretionary caution and opted to close their businesses because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, most Test Centers are operating and have been instructed to use common sense precautions and all recommended guidelines established by the State of Connecticut and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “CDC”.

Some Test Centers may also be experiencing staffing shortages because of the outbreak. If you are planning to have the emissions test performed on your vehicle, please call the Test Center before arriving to make sure they are open for emissions testing. Please click here to see up-to-date Test Center closures.

Please use social distancing precautions established by the State of Connecticut and CDC while visiting Test Centers.

Please check this website for further updates. Testing changes will be announced expediently. If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can visit ct.gov/coronavirus or call 2-1-1.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.