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Vehicle Inspection Program

The Vehicle Inspection Program is responsible for the light duty automobile and truck emission testing program in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. The program became mandatory January 1, 1985, and is a centralized testing program.

Visit the Regulations governing the Vehicle Inspection Program for more information.

Before a vehicle owner can purchase the Metropolitan wheel tax license, he must show proof that the vehicle has met the allowable emission standards of the Vehicle Inspection Program. All 1975 and newer light duty (10,500 pounds and less gross vehicle weight rating) gas and diesel vehicles must be inspected.

A passing emissions test is valid for 90 days. Please plan to have your vehicle inspected early allowing ample time for any necessary repairs prior to the expiration of your tags.

If you have your vehicle tested prior to the expiration of your tags, and it fails, you are allowed a 30-day grace period from the date your tags expire in which to have your vehicle repaired, receive a passing emissions test and renew your tags.

To be considered for exemption, The Metro Public Health Department’s Vehicle Inspection Program requires that you submit a completed temporary emissions test exemption application and provide required documentation. Application forms can also be obtained by calling 615-340-5657.

The office hours of the Vehicle Inspection Program are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Vehicle Emissions Inspection Waiver Information

If you have had repairs done to your vehicle related to a failed emission test, and the vehicle will not pass the emission test, you may be eligible for a waiver. A waiver allows you to renew your vehicle’s registration without a passing vehicle emissions inspection. Waivers can be granted for qualifying repair expenditures.

Vehicle Emissions Inspection Waiver Application

Vehicle Inspection Test Fees and Questions

Davidson County Fee

  • Test fee: $9.00.
  • Cash, credit cards, debit cards, and checks accepted.
  • No bills larger than $20.00 are accepted.

Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson County Fee

  • Test fee is $9.00.
  • Cash, credit cards, and debit cards accepted.
  • No bills larger than $20.00 are accepted.

For additional information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Nashville Vehicle Inspection Program website.

Currently, the Metro Public Health Department contracts with a private company, SysTech International, to operate the program in Davidson County. Please view the inspection station locations and hours of operation below.

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Vehicle Inspection Locations

For Davidson County, please visit the Nashville VIP website or call the Systech Information Hotline at 866-623-8378 (OBD-TEST) or the Metro Public Health Department at 615-340-5656.

Davidson County Sites

Station 1

501 Craighead Street (just east of Franklin Pike, on west side of I-65 overpass.

  • Open Monday–Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday–Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Station 2

3494 Dickerson Road (approx ½ mile north of I-65)

  • Open Monday–Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday–Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Station 3

715 Gallatin Road, North, Madison (0.4 mile North of Old Hickory Blvd.)

  • Open Monday–Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday–Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Station 4

3363 Stoners Bend Drive (Lebanon Rd. to Central Pike, Turn at Rippy's Auto Body)

  • Open Monday–Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday–Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Station 5

1317 Antioch Pike (east of Harding Place, ½ block past Sam's Club on right)

  • Open Monday–Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Open Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Station 6

7008 Westbelt Drive (go west from Centennial/Cockrill Bend stoplight, Westbelt is first right)

  • Open Monday–Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday–Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Williams County Sites

For Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson County stations, please call the Envirotest Information Hotline at 615-399-8995 or the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation at 866-329-9632.

Murfreesboro (Rutherford County)

1211 Salem Park Court (off Highway 99 just south of Old Fort Parkway)

  • Open Monday – Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday – Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Smyrna (Rutherford County)

271 Weakley Lane (Sam Ridley Parkway East)

  • Open Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday–Friday 8 a.m. through 4 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Gallatin (Sumner County)

951 Grassland Place (just off Highway 31E across from Volunteer State Community College)

  • Open Monday–Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday–Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Franklin (Williamson County)

1005 Merylinger Court (off Cool Springs Boulevard via McEwen Drive, behind Gateway Tire)

  • Open Monday–Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday–Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Lebanon (Wilson County)

810 Tennessee Blvd. (just east of the bypass, next to the Wilson County Fairgrounds)

  • Open Tuesday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday and Monday