A) Yes, you are exempt from taking the Maryland emissions test if you are 70 years old or older and your vehicle is driven less than 5,000 miles per year. You are also exempt if you are a disabled driver with the metal disabled registration plates and your vehicle is driven less than 5,000 miles per year.
To apply for an exemption, you must fill out a Certified Statement (EP-009) and send it electronically with ContactMVA, mail it to the VEIP program (see address below), or hand deliver it to any of the 18 VEIP stations located throughout Maryland.
Here are the requirements for applying for an exemption:
- You must be at least 70 years old or have a disabled placard.
- You must own and operate the vehicle.
- You must drive the vehicle less than 5,000 miles per year.
- You must provide proof of ownership, such as a title or registration.
- You must provide proof of residency, such as a utility bill or lease agreement.
- You must pay a $10 fee.
Once you have submitted your application, the Maryland Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) will review your application and notify you of your status. If your application is approved, you will receive a letter stating that you are exempt from emissions testing.
If you have any questions about the emissions testing exemption, you can contact the VEIP at 1-800-638-7482.
Here are some of the benefits of being exempt from emissions testing:
- You can save time and money by not having to take your vehicle to an emissions testing station.
- You can help to reduce air pollution by driving a vehicle that is not subject to emissions testing.
- You can help to protect your vehicle’s warranty by not having to have it emissions tested.
If you are eligible for an emissions testing exemption, I encourage you to apply. It is a quick and easy process that can save you time, money, and help to protect the environment.thumb_upthumb_downuploadGoogle itmore_vert