Health and Safety Code Section 44019
requires that motor vehicles receive biennial emission control inspection
and maintenance (aka "smog" checks). This is achieved by having vehicles
with even vehicle identification numbers (VIN) inspected during even
numbered years and vehicles with odd VIN inspected during odd numbered
years. In accordance with Bureau of Automotive Repair State Inspection
Manual, all vehicles must be inspected except diesel and electric-powered
vehicles, vehicles with engines less 50 CID, vehicles with two-cylinder
or two-cycle engines and motorcycles.
In compliance with this requirement,
the ARB performs smog checks of ARB owned vehicles on an even/odd basis.
In order to compile and report the results of ARB inspections in a timely
fashion, the following procedures and timetables need to be followed.
The Vehicle Coordinator's (VC) office
of the Mobile Source Operations Division will ensure that vehicles in Southern
California are inspected on the above schedule and the results transmitted
to the Business Services Section (BSS) in Sacramento no later than December
BSS staff will notify vehicle operators
of the need to have the smog inspection completed by a licensed private
garage or smog check station. This smog inspection must be completed
not later than December 1. When work is completed, the vehicle operator
will submit a Standard Form 5 with invoice attached, including before and
after readings, to BSS staff in Sacramento. Do not purchase a smog
certificate. Vehicles assigned or maintained by Sacramento BSS will
be scheduled for a smog inspection by BSS staff.
Sacramento BSS staff compile the annual
smog inspection reports and transmit the results to the Bureau of Automotive
Repair. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact
the Business Services Section in Sacramento at (916) 323-6020.