The state of Utah has safety inspection requirements for cars, trucks and on-highway motorcycles based on the following schedule.
Vehicles with model years four, eight, and ten years old require a safety inspection. Vehicles with model years ten years old and older must pass safety inspections every year.
|2013 Safety Inspection Requirements|
|Vehicle Model Year||Safety Inspection|
|2013 - 2010||Not required|
|2009||Required in 2013|
|2008 - 2006||Not required|
|2005||Required in 2013|
|2003 and older||Required in 2013|
A safety inspection may be made no more than two months prior to the renewal of the registration. You must have your current registration at the time of inspection. If repair work is required in order to pass inspection, it may be done by anyone. When vehicles are repaired within 15 days, the inspection station is required to recheck the vehicle at no additional cost.
The maximum amounts that can be charged for a safety inspection, including the certificate fee, are:
For more information about Safety Inspections call the Utah Highway Patrol at (801) 965-4889 or click here to be directed to their web site.
All vehicles registered in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties with model years less than six years old are required to have an emission test once every two years. Vehicles in this category that have even-numbered model years must have an emission test in even-numbered years, and vehicles that have odd-numbered model years must have an emission test in odd-numbered years. Vehicles less than two years old, based upon the model year, are exempt from the requirement to obtain an emissions inspection.
Vehicles with model years six years old and older (to 1967) must have an emission test every year. Emission certificates are not required for vehicles with model years 1967 or older.
|2013 Emission Inspection Requirements|
|Vehicle Model Year||Emission Inspection|
|2011||Required in 2013|
|2009||Required in 2013|
|2007 to 1968||Required in 2013|
|1967 and older||Not required|
An emission inspection may be made no more than two months prior to the renewal of the registration. The emission certificate must be submitted to the appropriate Motor Vehicle office as a condition of registration.
Fees that may be charged by approved inspection stations for the emission inspection are not to exceed:
|Emission Inspection Fees* Paid to Station|
|County||Maximum Inspection Fee*|
|Davis||No limit is set as the fees are self regulated|
|Salt Lake||No limit is set as the fees are self regulated, however the average fee is $25|
|Utah||No limit is set as the fees are self regulated, however the average fee is $25|
* Exempt from this requirement are:
In addition to the inspection fee paid to the station, the following counties impose fees for emission programs. Payment of fees is required at the time of registration. Fees are due regardless if a certificate is required or not. The fees are as follows:
|Emission Program Fees Paid to County|
|County||All including diesel|
For more information about emissions test requirements contact the appropriate County Health Department below:
|Salt Lake County
Utah law requires all licensed Utah dealers to assure vehicles they sell to residents of Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, or Weber counties meet emission testing requirements prior to issuing a temporary permit. However, because emission testing facilities are often not available in counties where emission testing is not required, the air quality administrators from the four emission-required counties have granted a limited emission test exemption. If a vehicle is sold to a resident of Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, or Weber counties by a licensed Utah dealer whose place of business is located in a non-emission county, the dealer must:
The purchaser must:
Trailers, boats, off-highway vehicles, and snowmobiles require separate VIN or HIN inspections, which can be completed by a Utah peace officer or DMV employee. This inspection will be completed at any DMV office at no extra charge.