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
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
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
- 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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