A certified emissions inspection station with a certified repair technician on staff may issue a waiver for a vehicle that does not pass an emissions inspection after the vehicle owner has made a minimum of $150 worth of emissions-related repairs. A waiver is valid for one year. Waivers will not be issued to vehicles that do not pass the Visual Anti-Tampering Check.
What is a Waiver?
A waiver is a certificate of emission control that allows you to register a vehicle without complying with emissions standards. If an emissions waiver is granted, it is valid for one emissions cycle. There are three types of waivers; repair, diagnostic, and economic hardship.