Emissions testing resumes, with safety measures

Limited number of Air Care Colorado stations to provide inpections

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Posted 5/20/20

Vehicle emissions testing has resumed at 10 Air Care Colorado emissions inspection stations, according to a news release. Testing volume is expected to be heavy in the first few weeks. To …

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Emissions testing resumes, with safety measures

Limited number of Air Care Colorado stations to provide inpections

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Vehicle emissions testing has resumed at 10 Air Care Colorado emissions inspection stations, according to a news release.

Testing volume is expected to be heavy in the first few weeks. To help reduce wait times, motorists with registration renewals that are due in May are being urged to wait until June to get their inspections.

Because of the 30-day grace period following the last day of each renewal month, May registrations will not be late, the release said.

Motorists who applied for and received registration extension letters from the Division of Motor Vehicle are also being urged to wait to get their inspections until June. Those motorists will have until June 26 to register their vehicles.

March and April renewals should get their inspections as soon as possible. No late fees will be assessed for a short period after the emissions program resumes, the release said.

The following Air Care Colorado emissions inspections locations are open as of May 15:

Arvada station: 5185 Marshall St., Arvada, CO, 80002 
Boulder station: 5655 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO, 80301  
Broomfield station: 11609 Teller St., Broomfield, CO, 80020 
County Line station: 8494 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, CO, 80126 
Denver Southeast station: 10190 E. Warren Ave., Denver, CO, 80231 
Ft. Collins station: 835 SE Frontage Rd., Ft. Collins, CO, 80524 
Greeley station: 2844 W. 30th St., Greeley, CO, 80631 
Northglenn station: 1950 E/ 112th Ave., Northglenn, CO, 80233 
Sheridan station: 2802 W. Mansfield Ave., Sheridan, CO, 80110 
Stapleton station: 12042 E. 30th Ave., Aurora, CO, 80010

Extensive safety procedures are in place to help ensure social distancing during the testing process and limit contact points to help reduce the threat of coronavirus transmittal between staff and customers. 

Emissions inspectors will wear masks and gloves at all times, practice social distancing as much as possible, and periodically clean and disinfect surfaces. Motorists will be required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and be limited to only one person per vehicle. 

Customers with vehicles from model year 2000 and newer or model year 1981 and older will pay from their vehicles. Customers getting emissions tests for vehicles between model years 1982 and 1999 will wait in a booth while their vehicles are tested. No more than three customers will be allowed in a booth at one time, and they will maintain 6 feet of distance at all times. Only one customer will pay at a time as they exit the booth.

“While we are expecting an unprecedented number of vehicles, ACC is committed to getting all motorists through the testing process as safely and quickly as possible,” said Air Care Colorado Program Manager Chuck Purnell.

Motorists can find new testing procedures, safety information and suggested times for testing at aircarecolorado.com or by calling Air Care Colorado at 303-456-7090.

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