Smog & Emission Checks in Vermont
Vermont does not require drivers to submit to annual or semiannual emission tests.
Safety and OBD Inspections
While smog and emissions checks aren't required in Vermont, annual safety inspections are. For some cars, these inspections include an evaluation of the vehicle's on-board diagnostic system, or OBD.
A vehicle's on-board computer monitors engine performance and alerts the driver when that performance begins to deteriorate due to wear and tear of parts or other reasons. This early-warning system helps vehicle owners get the problem repaired before it causes excessive engine emissions.
By making sure a vehicle's OBD system is working correctly, the OBD inspection helps keep Vermont cars clean. Read more about this aspect of the annual safety inspection on the DMV's OBD FAQs page.Local Smog Check Stations
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- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
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- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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