Not sure if you need an emissions test?
Motorists will be sent a post card to notify them that an emission test is needed for their vehicle.
Be careful not to miss the deadline.
New vehicles, less than 4 years old do not need to be tested. Even model year vehicles are tested on even years and odd model year vehicles are tested on odd years.
1981 and newer vehicles registered in, or required to be registered in Ada and Canyon counties must be emissions tested unless specifically exempted. Exempted vehicles include electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, motorhomes and vehicles with a gross vehicle weight under 1500 pounds. Heavyweight vehicles, including buses, trucks, firetrucks, etc are required to be tested.
Why Get Emissions Testing?
ANOTHER SMALL STEP IN REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT.
Air pollution in Ada and Canyon counties has exceeded health standards and federal law requires us to do emissions testing of vehicles in order to keep our air quality within those standards. Vehicle emissions are one of the largest contributors of pollution. When a vehicles emissions control equipment malfunctions, the vehicle can produce 100 times, or more, pollution than it normally does. Identifying these malfunctioning vehicles and requiring them to be repaired significantly reduces vehicle pollution.
(Testing information has been gathered from Ada County Air Quality Board.)
Maintaining Idaho’s air quality is a job where everyone can play a role. Poor air quality is unhealthy for everyone, but especially for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory conditions like asthma. With cleaner air, there are fewer trips to the emergency room and lower respiratory illness rates. It also keeps wildlife and plant life thriving.Cleaner, healthier air requires both local and regional efforts. The Air Quality Board (AQB) leads Idaho in caring for the state’s air quality by partnering with communities, business and industry, organizations and private citizens to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to create workable solutions to air quality issues.
Contact Air Quality Board at 208 377-9191
if you are unsure of your next test date!
Ada County Emissions Testing