Emissions testing hours are Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM, and Saturday from 8AM to 1PM. No testing on Sundays and most major holidays.

Locate a Test Center

The Connecticut Vehicle Emissions Program is designed to be convenient. Testing is administered through a network of privately owned automotive service facilities located throughout the state click here to find a Test Center near you.

Each facility will have an exterior sign with their official Test Center number, provide designated emissions testing parking and a waiting area where you can view the test and review program literature.

Are you getting your test today?  Click here to see the latest test center closures.

What if I Failed the Test?

If your vehicle failed the emissions test, then it’s exceeding the allowable emissions standards for the year it was manufactured. Vehicles that fail need to be repaired and retested within 60 calendar days from the date of the initial test. Click here for information on failing the Connecticut Emissions Test.

Your Vehicle Might be Turned Away…

Your vehicle can be turned away and not tested for various reasons; to learn more click here.

Information on Extensions

If your vehicle is out of state or under repair and is unable to be tested at the time of its scheduled due date and 30 days thereafter, you may request a onetime extension. Please note that military personnel and out of state students may resubmit requests.

Vehicles registered in Connecticut may also be tested in states that have established reciprocity with Connecticut, as these states have been determined to meet the Connecticut’s emissions standard.

For more information on extensions and to view a list of States with reciprocity for Connecticut Emissions testing, click here.

Search Vehicle’s Test Date.

Search for your Vehicle’s Test Date –  An official notification notice will be sent to you at least 45 days in advance of your due date. You can click here and enter your vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to find the test due date and request an email reminder.

Test Late Fees

DMV has resumed issuing late fees for overdue emissions tests.  For more information, click here.


How will I get notified?

An official Emissions Test Notification postcard will be sent to you at least 45 days in advance of your due date. Please be sure DMV has your most current address. Click here for more information on updating your address.

Your Opinion Counts!

After completing your vehicle’s emissions test, please return and take a moment and share your testing experience by completing this brief survey.

Information on Waivers

If you qualify for the low income provisions established by the Federal Government, you may be eligible for a onetime Economic Hardship Waiver.

If your vehicle failed the retest you may be eligible for a Cost Waiver if qualifying repairs were made.

For more information on waivers click here.


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