VEIP - Extensions, Exemptions, & Waivers

​The Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) may grant you an extension, an exemption or a waiver of the VEIP test require​ments. 

An EXTENSION provides you with some additional time to have your vehicle tested (e.g., your vehicle is inoperable or otherwise unable to meet the test due by date). Apply for an extension here.

An EXEMPTION permanently eliminates the need for your vehicle to be tested because the vehicle meets certain criteria. There is a list of vehicles currently exempt from emissions testing. To apply for an exemption, using the EP-OO1 A form, you must certify that your vehicle meets one of the criteria listed. Then mail the form to MDOT MVA, attention VEIP (see address below), or hand deliver it to any of the 18 VEIP stations located throughout Maryland.

A WAIVER eliminates the VEIP test requirements for only the remainder of your vehicle's current test cycle (a test cycle typically lasts two years). You must re-apply before each new test cycle to continue receiving the waiver. Request a waiver using the EP-001 A and return to MDOT MVA by mail or scan and email to veiponline@mdot.maryland.gov. 


​I am unable to have my vehicle tested at a VEIP station by the inspection due date. How can I obtain an extension of the due date?

You can request an extension of the "inspection due by" date printed on your inspection notice through any of the methods listed below. Use your VEIP inspection notice (form EP-001) to submit the request by mail or in-person. You may submit an extension request:

A new VEIP notice will be mailed approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the new extended testing date.


Will I be charged a late fee if I request an extension? No, as long as the vehicle is tested by the extension due date you will not be charged a late fee.

If I request an extension today how long must I wait before I am able to have my vehicle inspected? Once you request an extension you must wait at least 48 hours from the time of the request to the time you actually have your vehicle inspected.

I requested an extension, but did not receive the notice. What can I do? If you know your new inspection due date and did not receive a new notice you may use your registration card to have the vehicle tested. If you do not know you new inspection due date you will need to contact VEIP at veiponline@mdot.maryland.gov.

What s​hould I do if I am not going to be in Maryland during my testing period?  MDOT MVA will accept vehicle emissions inspection test results from other states. To determine if the state you will be in is one of those states, check here. Please contact us if the state your vehicle is located in is NOT on our reciprocity list.

My vehicle is out of state and the emissions inspection is due, what do I do?  MDOT MVA will accept vehicle emissions inspection test results from other states. To determine if the state you will be in is one of those states, check herePlease contact us if the state your vehicle is located in is NOT on our reciprocity list.

What if I am military and will miss my VEIP inspection due date? If you are active military and currently serving outside of Maryland, MDOT MVA can assist in delaying your VEIP inspection or accepting a vehicle emissions inspection test result from another state. To determine if the state you will be in is one of those states, check here. If you are not in one of these states, complete the relevant sections of a VEIP Certified Statement​ and send to MDOT MVA with a copy of your military orders.

What types of vehicle are eligible to receive an exemption? The following is the list of MVA's VEIP Exempt VehiclesTo apply for an exemption, using the EP-OO1 A form, you must certifying that your vehicle meets one of the criteria listed above. Then mail the form to MDOT MVA, ATTN: VEIP 6601 Ritchie Highway, N.E., Glen Burnie, MD 21062 or hand deliver it to any of the 18 VEIP stations located throughout Maryland.


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