Illinois EPA Temporarily Closes All
Vehicle Emissions Testing Stations
Closure Dates Align with Governor
Pritzker’s Executive Order
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[September 23, 2020]
– Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim today announced the temporary
closure of all vehicle emissions testing stations in Illinois. In
the interest of safeguarding the health of all Illinoisans,
including motorists that bring their vehicles in for emissions
testing and the workers that perform these tests, the Illinois EPA
will temporarily suspend vehicle emissions testing, including at all
centralized and decentralized inspection station locations.
This is the right step to take and critical to aid
in the State’s efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
This suspension is effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, through April
7, 2020, and may be extended depending on circumstances. The
Illinois Air Team Call Center will remain open and available to
address motorist emissions testing inquiries. Motorists with
questions may call 844-258-9071 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM
to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM or visit the
Illinois Air Team website at http://illinoisairteam.net.
Vehicle registration expirations dates have been extended by 30 days
allowing motorists to wait to have their vehicles tested and renew
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The Illinois EPA is working closely with the
Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) regarding vehicle registration
extensions to ensure the two agencies are aligned in implementing
their respective duties.
The Illinois EPA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and
will rely on public health experts to help evaluate the re-opening
of vehicle emissions testing stations.
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