Oklahoma Smog Check / Emissions Test
The State of Oklahoma does not have any vehicle emissions test requirements at this time. This includes safety and vehicle inspections as well as smog tests, regardless of the type or age of your vehicle.
Incentives for Eco – Friendly Driving in Oklahoma
Even though there are no vehicle emissions testing requirements in Oklahoma, there are many reasons that Oklahoma vehicle owners may want to consider when maintaining their vehicles, besides the protecting the environment. For more information, contact a local DMV office from the links below to learn more about these incentives and how they can provide incentives for maintaining green driving habits.
Tax Deductions for Eco-Friendly Drivers in Oklahoma
There are some ways vehicle owners can benefit when driving an eco-friendly vehicle in the State of Oklahoma. The State of Oklahoma provides several tax incentives for eco-friendly drivers.
Oklahoma Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit: Oklahoma provides residents who either buy an alternative fuel vehicle or who convert their vehicle to use an alternative fuel a state AFV tax credit. The credit covers 45% of the incremental cost of the vehicle. The Oklahoma AFV tax credit pertains to:
- Purchasing a new AFV: Only valid for new AFVs ( does not apply to electric vehicles). If the AFV’s incremental value cannot be calculated and the tax credit has not already been taken, Oklahoma residents can still apply for the tax credit equaling 10% of the AFV’s total cost ($1,500 limit).
- AFV conversion: Only valid for the purchase of new equipment that has not been used previously to modify or retrofit another vehicle. The conversion equipment must comply with Oklahoma and US Government safety standards, and must be installed by a certified AFV equipment mechanic
To be eligible for the AFV tax credit, Oklahoma residents can convert their vehicles to run on the following fuel types:
- Compressed natural gas (CNG)
- Liquefied petroleum gas (propane)
Oklahoma Ethyl Alcohol Tax Exemption: The sale of ethyl alcohol in Oklahoma for the purpose of using to blend with gasoline for fuel is tax exempt. Contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission Office for details.
Oklahoma Biofuels Tax Exemption: Oklahoma residents do not pay any fuel taxes on biofuel or biodiesel made from crops grown on their property.
Oklahoma Natural Gas CNG Rebate Program: Oklahoma residents who purchase a home-fueling system or a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle on June 18, 2012 or after may qualify for a CNG Rebate Program of Oklahoma Natural Gas. The amount of the rebate varies and are first come, first serve:
- CNG vehicles: $2,000
- Dual-fuel vehicles: $2,000
- Home-fueling systems: $3,000
If interested, fill out a rebate application, and find out more about the CNG Rebate Program.
AFV Federal Tax Credit: 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
Even though Oklahoma does not require vehicle emissions testing or smog checks, there are ways that vehicle owners can protect the environment from dangerous pollutants on their own. Make sure to maintain your vehicle and keep up with regular vehicle maintenance such as oil and air filter changes.
Even though maintaining your vehicle helps, it’s not always enough. The state of Oklahoma provides the public with air pollution and ozone warnings. When the State of Oklahoma alerts residents of air quality incidents, there are several actions residents can take to protect themselves, their families, and environment:
- Stay indoors when possible
- Purchase an eco-friendly vehicle like hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles
- 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 Oklahoma drivers are not required to pass any smog check requirements, Oklahoma-registered drivers can get a voluntary vehicle emissions test done. Check out our DMV & Emissions Testing Locations in Oklahoma pages below to find a DMV office or testing location in your area.