Idaho – General Emissions Information

Last updated on April 26th, 2018

The Idaho emissions program has many commonly asked questions by their residents and in this section we will cover the most frequently asked questions and their answers about the Idaho emissions inspection program.

Is there a contact number where I can speak to someone at concerning the Idaho emissions program?

There is the Ada County Air Quality Board which you can call.  Their number is 208-377-9191.

If I see a vehicle that is emitting a lot of smoke and polluting the air is there a way for me to report this vehicle?

There is no official program for Idaho residents to report a vehicle that is excessively smoking.  You can use the contact number above or you can email [email protected].

What if I cannot get my emissions tested by the due date, can I get an extension?

If you are not able to have your emissions tested by your due date you would need to speak with your local department of motor vehicles (DMV) office.

What is the OBD-II test?

This is the on-board dianostics test.  Beginning in 1996 it was required that vehicles that were to be sold in the United States would have this technology included in the vehicle.  This technology watches the vehicle and stores any data if your vehicle has any emissions related problems.  If you fail the OBD-II test this means that your vehicle has an emissions related issue that needs to be fixed.


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