Mississippi Smog Check / Emissions Test
The State of Mississippi does not currently have any vehicle emissions tests or smog check requirements. However, most Mississippi-registered vehicles must pass a safety inspection if they have tinted windows. Many gas and auto repair stations can perform vehicle safety inspections. For more information contact the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) at:
- (601) 987-1243
- (601) 987-1252
Incentives for Eco – Friendly Driving in Mississippi
Even though there are no vehicle emissions testing requirements in Mississippi, there are many reasons that Mississippi vehicle owners may want to consider maintaining their vehicle’s emissions control systems, besides protecting the environment. Some insurance companies also provide rate discounts for vehicle owners who drive “green” or “eco-friendly” vehicles, and who practice environmentally – friendly driving habits.
Tax Deductions for Eco-Friendly Drivers in Mississippi
The State of Mississippi does not currently offer any state tax incentives to “green” or “eco-friendly’ drivers. However, with the recent tax overhaul bill that passed at the end of 2017 in the U.S Congress, the U.S. Federal Government decided to keep its $7500 Alternative Fuel Vehicle tax deduction.
Vehicle owners can receive federal tax credits for the following types of alternative vehicles:
- Electric cars
- Plug-in Hybrids
- Alternative fuel vehicles
Also, some insurance companies provide rate discounts for vehicle owners who drive “green” or “eco-friendly” vehicles and who practice environmentally – friendly driving habits. Some insurance carriers may provide as much as a 10% discount. Contact your insurance provider for further details. These discounts include:
- Hybrid vehicle discounts
- Alternative fuel discounts
- Economy vehicle discounts
- Low-mileage discounts
- Pay as you drive discounts
How to Reduce Driving Emissions & Pollution
Pollution kills upwards of 200,000 people every year in the U.S. Vehicle emissions test programs help but are not always enough. The State of Mississippi provides the public with air pollution and ozone warnings. When the State of Mississippi alerts residents of air quality incidents, there are several actions residents can take to protect themselves, their families, and environment:
- Stay indoors when possible
- Start a rideshare or carpool for work
- Work remotely or from home
- Adjust your thermostat up in the summer; down in the winter
- Use public transportation
- Ride a bike or walk more often
- Refuel your vehicle during cooler times of the day
- Don’t use lawn mowers and other gas-powered equipment
- Avoid the use of aerosol products, oil-based paints, and solvents.
- Do more with less trips; combine errands and schedule travel around multiple commitments
Find Smog Check Stations Near Me
Even though Mississippi drivers are not required to pass any smog check requirements, Mississippi-registered drivers can get a voluntary vehicle emissions test done. Check out our DMV & Emissions Testing Locations in Mississippi pages below to find a DMV office or testing location in your area.