Illinois Vehicle Emissions Requirements

A car bought brand new does not need to be tested for four years. Then its every two years at the end of the month your plate sticker is due.

Police can ticket cars driving or parked if they see a sticker past due where the state does not send out reminders anymore but if you go to the DMV website you can register your car and they are to send out a e-mail reminder when your car is due for emissions/sticker is about to expire/renew. Can call Clarks Car Care and run your plate as sell to get the history of tests and when the car is due next.

Most 1996 and newer gasoline-powered passenger vehicles are subject to testing after they are four years old. (e.g. 2012 vehicles are being tested in 2016 for the first time)

  • The testing month coincides with the expiration date of the vehicle license plate.
  • Typically, even model-year vehicles are tested during even years and odd model-year vehicles are tested in odd years.
  • If you have any questions, please call the Illinois EPA at (847) 758-3400 or (800) 635-2380

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