Confused about whether your car needs an emission test
? When transferring a title the last testing date must be less than 12 months old. The listed model years will need an emissions test every 2 years for renewals.
The following vehicles will never need emission testing:
- 2009 and newer model gasoline powered vehicles
- 2007 and newer model diesel powered vehicles, regardless of scale weight
- All diesel powered vehicles less than 6001 pounds
- Models older than 25 years old
If you live in one of these counties you may need an emissions test:
- Clark County
- King County
- Pierce County
- Snohomish County
- Spokane County
To check if you live in a county where testing is required, look up your ZIP code
. Once you've completed emission testing, the results get sent to us electronically. In most cases, your record will reflect your test results within 2 hours. Please keep a copy of your test results in case they are needed.
Washington State partners with Applus+ Technologies, Inc. to provide vehicle emission testing. The following locations are approved by the Washington State Department of Ecology: