MARYLAND — MDOT MVA announced the reopening of all Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations statewide beginning October 19.
VEIP stations have been closed since March, and during the closure many stations were used as drive-through coronavirus testing sites.
Customers who had VEIP testing dates from March through October have 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 year 2005 and newer.
VEIP kiosks are cleaned several times a day and offer a reduced fee of $10 per test compared to the $14 test fee at full service stations.
A list of available kiosks can be found here.
As part of the VEIP station reopening plan, MDOT MVA is implementing several safety and operational changes to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
The procedures are designed to protect customers and MDOT MVA staff, and include:
- Face coverings – Employees and all customers will be required to wear face coverings during testing and in customer service areas. Employees and customers 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 – Social distancing procedures will be in effect at all VEIP stations, including testing bays and customer service areas.
- Sanitation efforts – All VEIP stations statewide have been deep cleaned and disinfected consistent with CDC guidelines. Additionally, employees and customers will have access to hand sanitizer in the testing bays and customer services areas.