If you (or a family member) and your Georgia-registered vehicle are temporarily located well outside of the 13-county emissions testing area of the state of Georgia due to school, military or business obligations you may be. If you are unsure whether you or your vehicle are considered “well-outside” the 13 covered counties, please review the “Georgia Counties Within Driving Distance” and “Bordering States’ County List Requiring an Inspection” documents or contact GCAF at 1.800.449.2471 with the location of the school or business.
Please read the instructions below before applying for an Out-of-Area Extension.
Applying for an Out-of-Area Extension
Out-of-Area Extension Applications may be submitted electronically or alternatively by printing the required forms, and completing and submitting them in-person at any GCAF Customer Service Center. GCAF does not accept emailed applications.
If you have already submitted an application and need to send additional documentation, please send the additional information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GCAF only accepts documentation in English; documents in other languages will not be accepted. Additional information may be required in order to process the Out-of-Area Extension.
The following documentation must be submitted when applying for an Out-of-Area Extension.
NOTE: If the driver of the vehicle has a last name that differs from that of the registered owner, then the registered owner must complete the Permission to Drive Vehicle Out of the Area Form.
All documents must be verifiable and signee of forms will be contacted for verification.
If you are out of the area for a reason other than those listed above, document your situation for being temporarily located out of the area, then email it to email@example.com, along with supporting documentation, for GCAF consideration.
Please allow three (3) business days for processing applications. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The applicant will receive a confirmation number for an online submittal to acknowledge a successful transmission. Please use this number when referring to your application. The applicant will be contacted once the extension is processed. NOTE: If the applicant fails to upload the correct documentation, they will be contacted. In this case, when the correct documentation is received, the processing time resets to the times outlined above.
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