If you own a 1996 and newer vehicle registered in one of the above counties, an annual OBD “emissions” inspection along with a safety/tamper inspection is required. In these counties, an annual emissions inspection is required for gasoline-powered-light-duty vehicles (less than 8,501 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)). The GVWR rating can be found on the driver’s side door. An annual safety inspection only is required if you own a vehicle 1995 and older, diesel powered, powered by alternative fuels without gasoline, or a heavy-duty vehicle (greater than 8501 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)). The safety inspection also includes a visual check for tampering of emissions components. Things to remember: A vehicle’s model year is the year your vehicle was built as designated by the vehicle manufacturer. Motorcycles, recreational vehicles (RVs) and motor homes do not require emissions inspections for registration.