In Louisiana, most vehicles are required to pass emissions testing before they can register their vehicle. Let’s take a look at which vehicles require emissions testing.

A car, truck, or motorhome is required to go through emissions testing when the following criteria are met:

  • It runs on gasoline
  • It’s a 1996 model year or newer
  • It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less

If Louisiana residents are out of the state, they can apply for an extension if they are currently in school, the military, for a job, or any other reason as long as it’s valid. You can send a written request for an extension by email with the following:

  • Reason for your extension
  • Details of the vehicle’s registration
  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Inspection certificate number
  • Return address of the petitioner

Some vehicles are exempt from emissions testing, here are the current vehicles that don’t require testing:

  • Farm tractors and associate equipment
  • Vehicles which are 40 years old or older like exhibition/parade vehicles not used for transportation on a daily basis
  • Vehicles which regularly carry more than 15 passengers and therefore need a commercial MVI sticker
  • Vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 20,000 pounds or more which need a commercial MVI sticker