for Georgia's Vehicle Emissions Inspection & Maintenance (I/M) Program.


View Out-of-Area Extensions

You may qualify for an Out-of-Area Extension if you (or the driver) 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. 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/or “Bordering States’ County List Requiring an Inspection” documents or contact GCAF at 1.800.449.2471 with the location of the school or business.

Out-of-Area Extensions are valid for a maximum of one (1) year. You must apply for an Out-of-Area Extension each year prior to the vehicle registration renewal date. In addition, the vehicle must receive an emissions inspection once it returns to the metro Atlanta area. GCAF does not accept emission inspections from other states; however an emissions inspection from another state may be used to prove the vehicle is out of the area.

To quickly access Out-of-Area Extension applications, please select from the list below:

Student Out-of-Area Extension

Military Out-of-Area Extension

Business Out-of-Area Extension

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, along with supporting documentation for GCAF consideration.