Maryland’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

If you are a resident of Maryland, it is your responsibility to take your car to the Maryland’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) once every two years. The Emissions Inspection program is a plan by the state to improve the air quality of the environment. By getting your car inspected you are helping the state of Maryland protect the environment from polluted toxins that your car can produce.

You will receive a notice for your car to be inspected eight weeks prior to the deadline. You can bring your vehicle anytime before the date your car is due for inspection. Make sure you bring your notice with you. Once you arrive at the emissions inspection site, a technician will check your car for leaking fluids, excessive smoke, signs of tampering with the exhaust system, a gas cap, dashboard warning lights, and badly worn tires. The cost of the inspection is $14. Cash, credit cards, and personal checks are accepted. Once the inspection is over, you will receive a certificate if your car passes. If your car fails, you will be referred to the station representative. The station representative can discuss the results with you and point out the area(s) on your vehicle’s engine or emission control system to be checked and repaired.

To ensure that your car passes, make sure your vehicle is well maintained. Make sure your exhaust system does not leak or have any holes. Also, make sure no gas, oil, and coolant is leaking. Check your tires as well for baldness.

If you cannot have your vehicle tested by the due date given, you may call VEIP at 1-800-638-8347.

Below is the Hours of operation and locations for emission testing in Maryland:

The hours of operation for VEIP stations are (except on State holidays):
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Testing Locations in Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County, North
721 Ordnance Road
Baltimore, MD 21226

Anne Arundel County, South
189 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Baltimore City

Baltimore City, West
1411 S. Edgewood Street
Baltimore, MD 21229

Baltimore City, East
5900 Erdman Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21205

Baltimore County

11510 Cronridge Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Calvert County

1035 Theatre Drive
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Carroll County

50 Aileron Court
Westminster, MD 21157

Cecil County

1644 Pulaski Highway
Elkton, MD 21921

Charles County

28 Henry Ford Circle
Waldorf, MD 20602

Frederick County

1506 Tilco Drive
Frederick, 21704

Hartford County

1631 Rubin Circle
Hickory, MD 21050

Howard County

6340 Woodside Court
Columbia, MD 21046

Montgomery County

Montgomery County, East
2121 Industrial Parkway
White Oak, MD 20904

Montgomery County, West
7407 Lindbergh Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Montgomery County, Central
15910 Chieftain Avenue
Derwood, MD 20855

Prince Georges County

Prince Georges County, South
7213 Old Alexandria Ferry Road
Clinton, MD 20735

Prince Georges County, North
7401 Jefferson Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20785

Queen Anne’s County

230 Hess Road
Grasonville, MD 21638

Washington County

12100 Insurance Way
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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