Emissions Testing Centers Closed Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, May 12, 2014

All vehicle emissions testing centers in Hamilton County (Chattanooga) will close on Saturday, May 24 and Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. All stations will resume testing on Tuesday, May 27 at their regular scheduled hours. 

“Customer service remains a top priority for us,” said Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee Vehicle Inspection program administrated by Envirotest Systems. “Planning ahead means less time waiting in line and more time enjoying the start of a beautiful, Tennessee summer.”

Ms. Taylor recommends visiting the testing facilities on Wednesdays and Thursdays, when testing volume is usually lighter, 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 vehicles 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. 

“Vehicle emissions testing has proven effective in helping Tennessee improve its air quality,” Ms. 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, Tenn. are open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and for both locations, Saturday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are closed Sunday and Monday.
  • 1620 Riverfront Parkway and 7460 Bonnyshire Drive in Chattanooga, Tenn. are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They are closed Saturday and Sunday.

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