Here in Wisconsin there are 7 counties that are required to have their vehicles ran thru emissions including Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha. This test is a way the state is able to monitor that the vehicle is running up to their standards and not putting pollutants into the air. The Wisconsin Vehicle Inspection Program also identifies vehicles that have tampered emissions control equipment. The owners of those vehicles are required to have tampered items replaced, repaired, or returned to properly working. When Does My Vehicle Need Testing? A vehicle will need to be tested every 2 years by a certified testing site. Vehicles manufactured in an odd year will get tested in years that are even and vice versa. For example, a vehicle manufactured in 1999 would be tested in 2018, 2020, 2022, etc. On the other hand, a vehicle manufactured in 2002 would be tested in 2019, 2021, 2023, etc. The test needs to be performed before the motorist is able ... read more
We often get the question if a vehicle needs an emissions test. The following seven counties require emission test: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha. A test is required for vehicles with auto or light truck plates. Vehicles between the years of 1996 and 2006 with a gross vehicle weight rating less than 8,501 pounds. Vehicles 2007 and newer with a gross vehicle weight rating up to 14,000 pounds. Odd year vehicles are tested in even years and even year vehicles are tested in the odd years. A test could be required for the following: when a vehicle is purchased, when an owner is added or removed from a vehicle title, new residents transferring vehicle to Wisconsin. Vehicles 3 years or older will require an emission test as well. The test themselves are free of charge and take about 10 minutes. There is no appointment necessary; first come first serve.