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Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program Overview

Vehicle Emissions Control Section

Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program (VVRP) Overview

Revised on: August 30, 2023 - 9:08 a.m.

The Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program (VVRP) pays up to $900 toward the cost of emissions-related vehicle repairs after a failed emissions test.

Participants must meet program requirements and pay a $100 co-pay toward repairs.

ADEQ accepts applications to the VVRP on a first-come, first-served basis during two separate funding cycles each month. The online application portal opens at 9 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (excluding holidays1). ADEQ closes the portal when the maximum number of approved applications has been reached for the funding cycle.

Application approvals are determined based on both program eligibility and the availability of funding, which fluctuates according to monthly program revenue and vehicle repair costs.

Program Eligibility Requirements

You may qualify if you meet all of the following requirements and program funding is available:

  • You apply for the program within 60 days of failing a required emissions test and no earlier than 90 days prior to your vehicle registration expiration date.
  • You are listed as the registered owner of said vehicle with the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division and the vehicle has been registered for the past year.
    NOTE: Vehicles with expired registrations of 60 days or more are not eligible for the program.
  • Your vehicle is titled in Arizona.
  • Your vehicle’s emissions control system has not been altered.

Participation is limited to one vehicle per owner. Motor homes, motorcycles, salvage vehicles and fleet vehicles are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in VVRP.

After failing an emissions test, apply online in English >
Después de fallar una prueba de emisiones, presente su solicitud en línea en español >

How to Participate in the Program

Step 1: Check eligibility requirements and apply online when the application portal is open.

Step 2: Once approved, select an approved repair facility to help you get back on the road faster | View Facility List >

You pay $100 co-pay and the program pays up to $900 toward repairs and guarantees your vehicle will pass emissions testing.2 Additional repair costs above $1,000 are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.

Step 3: Return your vehicle to any emissions testing station and pass your emissions test. Some approved repair facilities may even do this for you — be sure to ask!

Step 4: Renew your registration with ADOT | Visit Site >

Opting Out

If a repair facility provides its diagnosis and you decide not to proceed with repairs, you will be charged a $75 fee for diagnostic services to the repair facility. Your vehicle will no longer be eligible to participate in VVRP until the next time you need to register your car in Arizona.


Visit our frequently asked questions page to learn more | View FAQs >