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    DMV Dealer Continuing Education

    Air Pollution Control Requirements

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    Smog Certificates

    Dealers are required to provide a smog Certificate for all vehicles prior to a vehicle being offered for sale including:

    • smog-certificateGas-powered 1976 and newer model year vehicles
    • Diesel-powered 1998 and newer model year vehicles, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 14,000 pounds or less

    Smog Certificates are not required for vehicles:

    • Four (4) years old or newer
    • Sold to other licensed Dealers
    • Sold at auctions

    Dealers are allowed to charge $50 for the smog test plus the actual fees charged for Certificates. Smog Certificates obtained by dealers remain valid for the sale of a vehicle, up to two years.

    Dealers that sell a vehicle prior to satisfying the smog inspection requirements are subject to the following administrative actions.

    • A suspension or revocation of their Dealer License and substantial fines ranging from $15 to $750 per violation
    • Additional fines for each day the dealer is noncompliant to the Air Resources Board (ARB) requirements

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