Delaware Bill to Extend Emissions Test Exemption for New Cars Signed Into Law


Legislation (H.B. 246) to extend the emissions inspection exemption for new cars from 5 to 7 model years was signed into law by Governor John Carney.  Emissions inspections are required for vehicles being registered or titled for the first time in Delaware and biennially based on their model year (during registration renewals).  

The new law acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of the new vehicles targeted for this exemption.  The vast majority of newer light-duty vehicles are equipped with cleaner technologies that enable these vehicles to easily pass emissions tests.  

Thank you to those who participated in supporting this bill.