California smog check related links



Consumer Assistance Program:  Need financial help with your smog check repairs?

* Directed Vehicle Eligible - Certain vehicles are directed to Test-Only or Gold Shield stations for their initial smog tests. If your Department of Motor Vehicles registration notice requires a test at a Test-Only or Gold Shield station, and your vehicle fails, you may qualify for financial assistance toward emissions-related repairs at a Gold Shield repair station. A copayment is required and will be applied toward diagnosis and emissions-related repairs

* Income Eligible - Qualified consumers whose household incomes meet the income guidelines (derived from the federal poverty guidelines) can receive financial assistance toward emissions-related repairs. A copayment is required and will be applied toward diagnosis and emission-related repairs. The CAP application includes an income eligibility table to help consumers determine if they meet the income requirements.

The Vehicle Retirement Program is now offering $1000 for eligible motorists to voluntarily retire their high-polluting vehicles.


Smog requirements for vehicles California Department of Motor Vehicles


Bureau of Automotive Repair / Smog Check The Master Smog Check info Site.


Station Locator Find a Brake and Lamp/Smog Check Inspection Station in Your Area


California DMV Make Appointments/Title & Registration Information Etc.


Department of Motor Vehicles Online Registration Renewal Pay Your DMV Fees Online