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).

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. 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.


​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. If you wish, you can use the reverse side of your VEIP inspection notice (form #EP-1) to submit the request by mail or in-person. You may submit an extension request:

  1. Through the MVA'​s web site;
  2. At one of the MVA's kiosks;
  3. In-person to any of the 18 VEIP stations located throughout Maryland;
  4. In-person to any of the MVA's full service branch offices;
  5. By mail to the Glen Burnie branch office;
  6. By telephone to the VEIP office; or
  7. By telephone to the MVA Customer Service Center.

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.


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 the VEIP if the state you are in is not on that 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 here. Please contact the VEIP if the state you are in is not on that 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 Vehicles.

To apply for an exemption, you must complete the reverse side of the VEIP inspection form (form #EP-1) certifying that your vehicle meets one of the criteria listed above. Then, mail the form to the Motor Vehicle Administration, attention VEIP (see below), or hand deliver it to any of the 18 VEIP stations located throughout Maryland or contact VEIP at 410-768-7000.


Who is eligible to receive a waiver?

Three types of waivers are available: the senior citizen emissions waiver, the disabled citizen emissions waiver and the repair waiver. The following criteria must be met:

  1. Senior citizen emissions waiver
  • All owners listed on the vehicle’s registration card are 70 years of age or older and,
  • The vehicle is driven less than 5,000 miles annually.
  • Note: If the vehicle is driven for a nonprofit organization and you are applying for a senior citizen emissions waiver, the mileage driven for the nonprofit organization can be deducted from the annual mileage with written verification on the organization's letterhead.


     2. Disabled citizen emissions waiver

  • All owners listed on the vehicle’s registration card must have applied for and been given a disability license plate; and,
  • The vehicle has disability license plates (not a placard); and,
  • The vehicle is driven less than 5,000 miles annually.
  • Note: A waiver is only valid for the current VEIP testing cycle. At the end of the two-year testing cycle you will receive a new VEIP notification. You must re-apply for the waiver at that time. The MVA does not issue permanent waivers.


To apply for the senior citizen or disable citizen emissions waiver, you must complete the reverse side of the VEIP inspection form (form #EP-1) certifying that you meet the applicable set of criteria listed above. Then, mail the form to the Motor Vehicle Administration, attention VEIP (see below) or hand deliver it to any of the 18 VEIP stations located throughout Maryland.

     3.  Repair Waiver

  • A repair waiver may be granted for a vehicle that did not pass the VEIP test and the owner attempted to fix the vehicle without success. For more information, see VEIP – Vehicle Did Not Pass.

Fees:

  • There is no fee for requesting an extension, an exemption or a waiver.



Contact Information:

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
Attn: VEIP
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062


For telephone questions:
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program:
1-410-768-7000
MVA Customer Service Center:
1-410-768-7000
TTY/Hearing Impaired:
1-301-729-4563​​​​​​​​