Smog & Emission Checks in Florida
In July 1, 2000, the State of Florida abolished the auto emissions test requirement for all vehicles throughout the state. The smog-tackling program only lasted nine years and had often been a fiercely political issue for many Florida residents and legislators.
Several counties allegedly registered air clean enough to make the tests obsolete, but even the counties with continuing poor air quality are looking for alternate ways to breathe easy again.
If, for example, you reside in St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Martin, Broward or Miami-Dade county and spot a smoking vehicle on the highway, report the vehicle―make, model, license plate number, location― by calling (561) 681-6659.
And the state does reward drivers who purchase automobiles that are EPA-certified as Inherently Low Emission Vehicles (ILEV), including hybrids. All ILEV drivers are eligible to drive in a High Occupancy Vehicle lane at any time, regardless of how many people are riding in the car. Check this list to see if your vehicle qualifies.
If it does, fill out the Application for HOV Decal to receive a sticker for your car. Submit the completed application to your local county Tax Collector's office. The fee is $5 and the decal must be renewed annually.
Note: You will need the free Adobe Reader to download and read PDF files.Local Smog Check Stations
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