Types of Emissions Inspection Exemptions

Out-of-State Exemption

To qualify, your vehicle must be out of the state for at least 90 days prior to your registration expiring. This process can be done online.

  • If your vehicle is in an area of a state (other than Arizona) that requires emissions testing, you must have your vehicle emissions tested there. | Apply and Pay Online >
  • If your vehicle is in an area of a state (other than Arizona) that does not require emissions testing, you can apply for an Out-of-State Exemption. | Apply and Pay Online >
  • You can view the status of your exemption request online 24/7 ( you will need to know your VIN) | View Exemption Status >

ADEQ has gone paperless for Out-of-State Exemptions. You can now apply and pay online with myDEQ | Learn More >

Military Out of State Exemption

To qualify, you must show proof that your active military status has stationed you outside Arizona and the vehicle in question is not in use. | Apply Online >

If the vehicle is to be driven by someone else, please use the regular Out of State Exemption (above).

ADEQ has gone paperless for Military Out of State Exemptions. You can now apply and pay online with myDEQ | Learn More >

Vehicle is Registered Outside of  Area A or B Exemption

Vehicles registered outside area A & B (metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson) are not required to have an Arizona vehicle emissions inspection. Your vehicle must reside at a zip code that is not in area A & B. Not sure if your zip code qualifies? | Zip Code Look-Up >

 

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