Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

VEIP - Let's Clear the Air Maryland’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) is an important component of the State’s plan to improve air quality. By requiring inspection of vehicle emission systems every two years and repair of vehicles that fail to meet emissions standards, VEIP significantly reduces vehicle emissions that contribute to Maryland’s air quality problem of ground-level ozone. 


The Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) jointly administer VEIP. Envirotest of Maryland, Inc. is the private contractor responsible for day-to-day testing operations.  The VEIP testing network consists of 18 centralized inspection stations and 10 self-service kiosks located in 13 counties and Baltimore City.


Maryland’s VEIP is working. By having your vehicle tested, you are playing an important part in Maryland’s successful and ongoing efforts to create a healthier Maryland. Along with cleaner fuels and vehicles, VEIP has significantly reduced Maryland’s carbon monoxide pollution problems. However, we continue to have a problem with ground level ozone, a major component of smog.






 All MVA offices and VEIP stations will be closed the following dates:


Veteran's Day: 

Friday, November 10, 2017 

 Saturday, November 11, 2017



Thanksgiving Day:

Thursday, November 23, 2017



The self-service VEIP testing kiosks will be open during the above dates.  For a list of kiosk locations please click here.




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For further information about the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program please contact Peggy Courtright at (410) 537-3270 or email


For questions regarding VEIP due dates, vehicle registration status, or waivers, contact the Motor Vehicle Administration at (800) 950-1682 or (410) 768-7000 (if calling from out-of-state) or via e-mail




If we do our share, we can breathe cleaner air.