Maryland vehicle owners can now start using the new and convenient self-service Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) kiosks, to test their vehicle’s emissions. There are two VEIP self-service kiosks available in Maryland. One located at the Glen Burnie VEIP station and the other in the Gaithersburg branch VEIP station. Both stations/kiosks are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These stations are administered and monitored by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).
MDE Secretary Ben Grumbles and the Deputy Transportation Secretary James Ports Jr. were at each location demonstrating how the VEIP self-service kiosks operate. These kiosks are part of a pilot program which will run for one year. The driver/user will plug a device into their vehicle’s computer diagnostic system to determine whether their vehicle’s engine is working properly and whether its emissions are up to Maryland environmental standard. The process will take less than 10 minutes.
Light duty vehicles model years 2005 and newer and heavy duty vehicles model years 2008 and newer are eligible to use the self-service VEIP kiosk. That means that about 58% of vehicles tested annually will be able to use the kiosk. The cost will be $14 and the test must be done every two years in the state of Maryland.