Illinois EPA Director John Kim announced on Friday the temporary closure of all vehicle emissions testing stations in Illinois.
According to a press release the Illinois EPA will temporarily suspend vehicle emissions testing, including all centralized and decentralized inspection station locations, in the interest of safeguarding the health of all of Illinois' citizens.
The suspension is effective Saturday, Mar. 21 through Apr. 7, 2020 and may be extended depending on circumstances.
The Illinois Air Team Call Center will remain open and available to address motorist emissions testing inquiries.
Motorists with questions may call 844-258-9071 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or visit the Illinois Air Team website at http://illinoisairteam.net.
Vehicle registration expirations dates have been extended by 30 days allowing motorists to wait to have their vehicles tested and renew vehicle registrations.
The Illinois EPA is working closely with the Secretary of State’s Office regarding vehicle registration extensions to ensure the two agencies are aligned in implementing their respective duties.
The Illinois EPA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and will rely on public health experts to help evaluate the re-opening of vehicle emissions testing stations.