Washington state now meets federal air quality standards and will no longer require emission testing to renew a vehicle registration.
Set to begin early next year, the WA Dept. of Ecology predicted that by 2020 the air’s quality would have improved enough to end the program completely.
The program that began in 1982, required five counties to routinely conduct emissions testing: Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Spokane. It is important to note that if your vehicle is scheduled for testing in 2019, you’ll still need to pass the emission test before renewing your tabs this year.