Clean Air Car Check

LOCATIONS
Crown Point - 755 N. Industrial Blvd. [map]
Gary - 3901 W. Fourth Ave. [map]
Griffith - 232 Ivanhoe Court South [map]
Hammond - 1231 Gostlin St. [map]
Hobart - 325 Sullivan St. [map]
Portage - 5777 Melton Rd. [map]
Valparaiso - 2503 Beech St. [map]

Vehicles Due for Testing in 2014
2010 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000
1998 1996 1994 1992 1990 1988
1986 1984 1982 1980 1978 1976

 


Waivers, Extensions and Exemptions

SHOW CAR GUIDELINE || SPECIALITY EXEMPTION GUIDELINES || OUT OF STATE EXTENSION

Show Car Guidelines
A Show Car Exemption may be granted to vehicles that are used primarily for show purposes and are driven minimally on the road.  The Show Car Exemption involves station management inspecting the vehicle and recording an odometer reading.  The vehicle must be presented at a station in order to be considered for a Show Car Exemption.  An exemption can not be granted based on photographs.

Show Car Exemptions are good for up to two years or one test cycle.

The following criteria are used to determine eligibility for a show car exemption:

  • Mileage can not exceed 3,000 miles per year, or 6,000 miles for the two-year test cycle. If a vehicle was issued a show car exemption in the past, the odometer reading will be compared to the previous reading. If mileage is high, the customer may be asked to provide proof (entrance forms) of long distance travel to car shows. If mileage is high, the show car exemption cannot be issued from the station. Program management has to review the request and will contact the customer with a decision.

  • Car show entry forms must be presented at the time of the request.
    Show cars must have been entered in two car shows per year for the two-year test cycle.  Four entry forms are required at the time of the request.
    If four entry forms are not presented, other documentation or awards, such as ribbons, trophies, and exhibition photographs or news articles featuring the vehicle will be considered, but program management will have to approve the request, therefore the exemption will not be issued from the station at the time of the request.  Another item headquarters may take into consideration is proof of a low (under 3,000) mileage insurance policy.
  • The condition of the vehicle must be �show quality� as indicated by the interior and exterior of the vehicle being maintained in good condition (ie. Free of rust, scratches, dents, paint chips, burns, dirty or torn interior, dirty engine compartment, worn tires, etc.)

    If a vehicle is denied a Show Car Exemption at the station, the customer is welcome to complete a Show Car Appeal form, which will be forwarded, along with proper documentation, to program management for further review.

Specialty Exemption Guidelines
A Specialty Exemption may be granted to vehicles that are modified for recreational purposes, such as dune buggies and kit cars, and not designed for year round use on highways. The vehicle must be presented at a station for a visual inspection in order to be considered for a Specialty Exemption.  An exemption cannot be granted based on photographs.

Specialty Exemptions are good for up to two years or one test cycle.

The following criteria will be used to determine if a vehicle is eligible for a Specialty Exemption:

  • Proof of use as a recreational vehicle.  The manufacturer’s certificate of origin or title will be considered proof of a vehicle’s use for recreational purposes
  • The vehicle must match its description.
  • Proof that the vehicle is used for recreational purposes and driven minimally on the road.  The vehicle owner may present a low (under 3,000) mileage insurance policy, or if previously exempted, the vehicle’s odometer reading will be compared to the previous reading.

If a vehicle in denied a Specialty Exemption at the station, the customer is welcome to complete a Specialty Exemption Appeal form, which will be forwarded, along with proper documentation, to program management for further review.

Out of State Extension

If a vehicle requiring an Indiana emissions inspection is located more than 300 miles from an emissions testing station, it may be eligible to receive an out of state extension that will permit the owner to renew the vehicle's registration with the understanding that the vehicle will be required to test within fifteen (15) days of the vehicle's return to Indiana.

To apply for an Out of State Extension, the vehicle owner must complete and submit the Application for Out of State Extension and the Out of Area Vehicle Verification form if applicable.

The cost for an extension is $40, payable online by credit, debit or PayPal. If applying by mail, only money orders or cashier's checks are accepted. Rush processing is available online for an additional $10.

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Call 1-888-240-1684 (toll-free from Indiana area codes) or 219-661-8269 for assistance or more information.