All auto emissions testing centers in Hamilton County (Chattanooga) will be closed on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. All stations will resume testing on Tuesday, May 28 at their regular scheduled hours.
“Planning ahead helps keep waiting to a minimum,” said Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee Vehicle Inspection program administrated by Envirotest Systems.
“It’s a good idea to take vehicles on Wednesdays and Thursdays when testing volume is usually light and to avoid testing in the final days of the month.”
Envirotest, the world’s leading provider of vehicle emissions testing and inspection, has a contract with the state of Tennessee to test automobiles for the improvement of air quality in Hamilton County, in addition to four Middle Tennessee counties, as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet the Clean Air Act.
“Auto emissions testing has proven effective in helping Tennessee improve its air quality,” Taylor said.
Normal hours of operation and testing center locations for Hamilton County are:
- 5206 Austin Road in Hixson and 720 Eastgate Loop in Chattanooga are open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Saturday hours from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for both locations.
- 1620 Riverfront Parkway and 7460 Bonnyshire Drive in Chattanooga are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.