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 Waivers
Vehicle Inspection Test Fees
- Test fee: $9.00.
- Cash, credit cards, debit cards, and checks 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.
Vehicle Inspection Locations
For Davidson County, please visit the Nashville VIP website or call the Systech Information Hotline at 866-623-8378 or the Metro Public Health Department at 615-340-5656.