Make sure your rear license plate is clean and readable. In order to recognize your vehicle, RapidScreen’s testing equipment must be able to read your license plate. Dirty or damaged plates, trailer hitches, bike racks and other obstructions can make your plate unreadable to our camera—resulting in an invalid reading.

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Tests for Commuters Who Reside Outside the Program Area

If you reside outside of the nine-county program area but commute into the area 90 days or more per year for employment or school, an emissions test in the enhanced area is required for your vehicle. This applies to:

  • Commuters into the Denver-Boulder and North Front Range areas;
  • College students who keep a vehicle locally but whose legal residence is in another part of the state or out of state;
  • Military personnel who are stationed here and keep a vehicle here, but whose legal residence is outside of the emissions program area;
  • Anyone who resides outside the program area or outside of the state but who is in the Denver-Boulder and Northern Front Range areas for their employment or schooling for part of the year (90 days or more) and brings a vehicle with them.