State of Colorado announces suspension of vehicle emissions testing requirements

Denver (March 25): The Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced today that it is suspending the state’s vehicle emission testing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 response and Governor Polis’ declaration of a statewide stay-at-home order. The order applies to emissions testing for both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.

“Our state government is unified in finding all possible ways to limit and slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect Coloradans in this difficult time,” said Garry Kaufman, director of the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division. “Suspending emissions testing for the time being gives Coloradans one less reason to leave their home.”

State officials will soon provide information on extended vehicle registration renewal deadlines through the duration of the closure. 

The state will continue to provide certain services and registration information online at Detailed information about the COVID-19 outbreak in Colorado can be found at the state’s specialized website: