NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ALL COUNTY TAG OFFICES
Emissions Test Waiver for Motor Vehicle Registrations
What is the purpose of this notice?
Due to a system outage with Georgia’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Program, Georgia motorists are currently unable to obtain vehicle emissions tests. As such, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has issued an emissions test waiver for motorists who need to register or renew their vehicle registrations until further notice.
Motorists granted this emissions test waiver must still provide all other necessary registration documentation, meet insurance requirements, and comply with all other state rules and regulations regarding the vehicle other than timely emissions testing. As soon as the Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Program’s functionality has been restored, emissions testing will be required as normal.
How can I renew my motor vehicle registration?
Motor vehicle owners with a valid emissions test can renew their registration online at dor.georgia.gov/motor-vehicles, at their county tag office, or at a kiosk location. If you can, please do so. Having a current 2021 decal will decrease your chances of being pulled over by a law enforcement officer.