Air pollution is a serious public health and environmental issue in metro Atlanta. Air pollution is
not just a threat to our health; it also damages our environment. Therefore Georgia’s Clean Air
Force (GCAF) recommends having your vehicle inspected to reduce air pollution.
WHICH VEHICLES NEED TO BE TESTED?
In 2020, all 1996 - 2017 model year gasoline-powered cars and light-duty trucks (8,500
pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less) registered in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb,
Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding or
(1996 - 2017 model year vehicles that are newly acquired or recently moved into the 13-
county area must have proof of passing inspection within the last 12 months and must be
registered within 30 days (seven days if purchased from a non- registered dealer).
HOW MUCH WILL THE INSPECTION COST?
A test costs up to $25. Stations must post the testing fee on their official GCAF sign.
WHAT IF MY VEHICLE FAILS?
Your emissions inspector will give you the failing Georgia Vehicle Emissions Inspection
Report (VIR), a blank Emissions Repair Form, and a GCAF Q&A brochure, which
details retest procedures.
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