If you’re scheduled for a test in 2019, you’ll be doing your last emissions test ever in Washington State. Emissions testing is coming to an end in Washington State coming January 1st of 2020. The Washington State Department of Ecology put out this statement regarding the new changes.
“After 38 years, Washington’s emission check program will end Jan. 1, 2020. After this time, vehicle owners will no longer be required to have their vehicle’s emissions tested before renewing their registration. Vehicles scheduled for testing in 2019 still need an emission test before they can renew their tabs.”
It’s understandable to why this is ending: in this modern age of cars and technology, it’s unlikely to see cars fail the emissions testing and it’s only adding to the cost of car tabs renewal in Washington state, that saw a spike in price after the 2018 election.
For additional information: please follow the link for The Washington State Department Of Ecology.