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Illinois EPA Resumes Phased-In Vehicle Emissions Testing

UPDATE: Emissions testing hours have been extended! 

Hours have been extended July 6 through August 31 at centralized vehicle emissions testing locations on Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays to accommodate motorists that did not have their vehicles tested during the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing hours for Wednesday through Friday will remain the same. Expanded hours at these facilities will be as follows:

  • Saturdays - 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Normally 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Mondays and Tuesdays - 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Normally 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays - Fridays - Hours remain the same from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Illinois Secretary of State has extended vehicle registration expiration dates by at least 90 days. To protect motorists and staff, emissions testing locations will follow strict safety guidelines. 

If you do not feel comfortable visiting an Air Team testing location, you may take advantage of the registration expiration extension or you may have someone else bring your vehicle in for emissions testing.

In order to reduce traffic volume at stations and wait time, motorists should test their vehicles in the months identified in the table below. Updates to this table will be posted on our website www.illinoisairteam.net.  Those normally testing their vehicles at Markham and Waukegan (currently closed due to COVID-19 testing) are encouraged to delay testing, if possible, or test at another centralized, high-capacity drive-through testing location.

For a list of Air Team testing locations currently open, please visit www.illinoisairteam.net/testing-station-locator.

When should I test my vehicle?

Registration Expiration

Suggested Test Month

May 2020 or earlier

Test in July 2020

June 2020

Test in August 2020

July 2020

Test in August 2020

August 2020

Test in September 2020