Portland Emissions Testing Schedule
Dates in 2013
(All dates are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
The schedule is:
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
Severe weather or operational constraints may prohibit the operation of the testing unit. You may call (615) 399-8995 to insure the unit is operating.
Location: The emissions testing van will be at the Street Department (the old Farmer's Market) on Stevison Ham Road (behind the Portland Funeral Chapel). After you have obtained your inspection certificate, you may visit the Portland Public Safety Building, 433 North Broadway, to obtain your tags.
Sumner County Emissions Testing Station
There is one emissions testing center in Sumner County which is located off of Highway 31E south of Gallatin. This is across the street from Volunteer State Community College. The address is 951 Grassland Place, Gallatin.
Click here for schedule: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/apc/vehicle/schedules.shtml
GPS Coordinates: 36.36243 -86.49286
About Emissions Testing
In order to renew tags for your car, your vehicle must pass a yearly emissions test if:
It is a gasoline-powered vehicle 1975 or newer with a gross vehicle weight of 10,500 pounds or less. Weight information is located on the vehicle's door jam.
It is a diesel-powered vehicle 1975 or newer with a gross vehicle weight of 10,500 pounds or less.
Vehicles from model year 1974 and before, electric cars, motorcycles, and antique cars are exempt from testing.
There is one emissions testing center in Sumner County which is located off of Highway 31-E south of Gallatin. (See information above.)
There are also testing stations in Murfreesboro, Franklin, Lebanon and six in Davidson County which you may use.
In addition to these stations, there is a van that travels around the mid-state region to perform testing. The van stops in Portland for a few days normally mid month. (See above for schedule.) The van will stop at the Street Department (old Farmer's Market) on Stevison Ham Road (behind the Portland Funeral Chapel).
The same van also stops in Westmoreland one morning per month. It's schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays. See the Portland schedule above -- the van starts in Westmoreland on Thursday morning and moves to Portland Thursday afternoon. The location is behind the old police station at 5300 Austin Peay Highway.
The cost for testing at any station, including the van in
Portland, is $10; cash only; no bills over $20. If you are renewing your
tags in Tennessee, you should receive a notice in the mail. You should
take this with you when you get your car inspected. If you don't
receive a notice, just take your current registration slip.