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    Motor Vehicle

    motorvehicle@jeffco.us
    303-271-8100

    Monday-Friday
    7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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    100 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Ste. 2540
    Admin and Courts Facility
    Golden, CO 80419-2540

    Motor Vehicle Switchboard

    Serves all Motor Vehicle offices Answered 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    303-271-8100

    Golden

    100 Jefferson County Pkwy., Ste. 2540 Golden, CO 80419
    Fax: 303-271-8177

    Arvada

    6510 Wadsworth Blvd., #320 Arvada, CO 80003
    Fax: 303-421-8181

    Evergreen

    4990 County Hwy. 73 Evergreen, CO 80439
    Fax: 303-674-6399

    Lakewood

    2099 Wadsworth Blvd., #K Lakewood, CO 80214
    Fax: 303-202-1724

    Littleton

    11139 Bradford Rd. 80127 Littleton, CO 80127
    Fax: 720-497-7310

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  • Emissions

    Notice Icon Yellow 30x30Emission Inspection Changes for 2015 

    Motor vehicles are among the largest contributors to harmful air pollution that causes adverse health effects. To battle this, the state of Colorado has established a vehicle emission-testing program designed to help improve air quality in and around Denver, Boulder and the Northern Front Range. The seller is responsible for a new emission test. 

    Gasoline-Powered Vehicles

    These vehicles receive a *seven year exemption (from model year) and are categorized in two groups (1982 and newer / 1981 and older) for emission-testing purposes. 

    * Exemption period will transfer to a new owner only until the sixth year (from model year).


    1982 and Newer

    • Vehicles in this category require enhanced emissions testing every two years at Air Care Colorado View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. stations once the exemption period expires.
      For locations and hours, please call 303-456-7090 or visit Air Care Colorado View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites..

    1981 and Older

    • These vehicles require testing every year at either an Air Care Colorado View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. or independent testing station.
      For locations, call 303-456-7090 or visit Air Care Colorado View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites..


    Newly purchased vehicles require a new emission test unless more than 12 months remains on the vehicle’s  seven year exemption period.

    Diesel-Powered Vehicles (opacity test)

    Diesel vehicles receive a **four-year (4) exemption (from model year) and are categorized in two groups (Light Duty / Heavy Duty) for emission-testing purposes. 

    Light Duty (GVWR 14,000 or Less)

    • Once the exemption period expired, an opacity test is valid for two (2) years until the vehicle is ten (10) model years old and then the test is valid for one (1) year.

    Heavy Duty (GVWR above 14,000)

    • Once the exemption period expires, an opacity test is valid for two (2) years until the vehicle is ten (10) model years old and then the test is valid for one (1) year.


    **2014 and newer Heavy Duty diesels with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs or more have a six (6) year exemption (from model year. 


    Newly purchased vehicles require a new Diesel opacity test unless more than 12 months remains on the vehicle’s four-year exemption period.

     

    Hybrid-Powered Vehicles

    Hybrid Powered Vehicles (gasoline/electric) will be subject to On Board Diagnostic (OBD) testing starting January 1, 2015 and will follow the Gasoline-Powered Vehicles testing cycle.

     

     Motorcycles are not subject to emission testing at this time. 

     

    Last Updated: 3-8-2017