Hamilton County Emissions Testing Centers Closed For Independence Day

Monday, June 24, 2013

All auto emissions testing centers in Hamilton County (Chattanooga) will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. All stations will resume testing on Friday, July 5 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.

“Testing volume is usually heavier towards the end of the work week and 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, Tenn. 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. Closed Sunday and Monday.

  • 1620 Riverfront Parkway and 7460 Bonnyshire Drive in Chattanooga, are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

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