Md. MVA to reopen vehicle emissions inspection sites statewide
GLEN BURNIE, Md. – The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration announced on Tuesday that all Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will reopen statewide beginning on October 19th.
VEIP stations have been closed since March due to the coronavirus, and many have since been used as drive-through testing sites.
Customers who had VEIP testing dates from March through October have now received new dates in the mail. Customers can also use one of the 24-hour VEIP self-serve kiosks, which can be used for vehicles from 2005 or newer. All kiosks are cleaned several times a day and offer a reduced fee of $10 pet test compared to the $14 test fee at full service stations.
All employees and customers will be required to wear face coverings during testing and in customer service areas. Individuals will also be asked a series of screening questions and be subject to a temperature scan in order to enter a station lobby or office. Social distancing procedures will also be in effect, and all stations statewide have been deep cleaned and disinfected.
The MVA will also temporarily modify VEIP test procedures to keep customers and employees safe. Customers will exit their vehicle and inspectors will connect the required cable while remaining outside of the customer’s vehicle. The inspector will provide test instructions to the customer, either verbally or through flash cards, and the customer will then disconnect the cable from their vehicle.