Please Note: Any test records sent during the day will not be displayed until after midnight. This will not affect the transmission of electronic smog certificates to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for registration purposes.
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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires new residents to bring their vehicles to a smog inspection station (see Completing a Smog Check in California below) for a smog check before registering their vehicles, which must be completed within 20 days of establishing residency.
If your vehicle registration states your vehicle requires a smog check at a Gold Shield or Test Only station, you must take your vehicle to a STAR station after December 31, 2012. For more information on the STAR program or to find a station near you, visit www.smogcheck.ca.gov.
Lists & reviews of smog test, emissions check, and inspection stations in San Francisco, California. Find addresses, hours of operation, phone numbers, & forms of payment.
See the smog check, emissions testing, and safety inspection requirements in each state. Find out what inspections your car will need to pass before it can be registered.
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Station Search To search for a station, please enter at least one of the following options: Station Name, County, City, Postal Zip-Code, or BAR Field Office area. Select the "STAR Certified Stations" box when searching for a STAR certified station.
If your vehicle requires a smog check and you cannot have it performed in Nevada, you cannot renew online. You may renew by mail with an Emission Control Residency Affidavit . See Registration Renewal Options
Data from your vehicle will indicate whether its emissions systems are operating properly and within emissions limits. Older vehicles are tested with a Two-Speed Idle Test. The operator will test your vehicle once at idle speed, then test it again with the engine running at approximately 2500 rpm. Older diesel vehicles are tested on a dynamometer.