Vehicles are tested annually and can be inspected 90 days in advance. The fee for an emissions test is $9.00.
Take your vehicle along with the renewal notice you may have received in the mail from the Tennessee Department of Revenue, to one of the vehicle emissions testing stations. A renewal notice is not mandatory to have your vehicle tested.
For hours and locations of emissions testing stations or specific information about emissions tests, please call 1-866-623-8378 or visit their website by clicking here.
The emissions testing facilities get busy on the first and last days of the month. To avoid the long lines, the best time to get your emissions test is within 90-days prior to your expiration date and in the middle of the month.
The federally mandated emissions inspection program is operated by SysTech International and is not a part of the Metropolitan Government.
Failed Emissions Test
If your vehicle fails the emissions test, you must have the vehicle repaired or adjusted and return to an inspection station for one free re-test within a specific period of time.
The vehicles listed below are exempt from annual emissions testing. Download an Inspection Exemption Form.
– 1974 model or older vehicle
– Vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating greater than 10,500 lbs.
Out of County and Out of State
Our office will accept a valid inspection certificate from one of the testing facilities outside of Davidson County.
For vehicles out of state please contact the Metropolitan Public Health Department at (615) 340-5656.