Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 3: Collection and Payment of Fees and Penalties

3.065 Smog Certification Fee (VC §11713.1 and CH&SC §44060)

Dealers may charge buyers a fee not to exceed $50 for emission testing plus the actual fee charged for issuance of the smog certification.

Some vehicles cannot be issued certificates by a smog station because the vehicle’s onboard diagnostic (OBD) system data is inappropriate for the vehicle being tested. However, certificates may be issued for those vehicles by a referee.