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Find a Smog Station

Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)

You can search by Station Name, County, City, Postal Zip-Code, or BAR Field Office area. Select the "STAR Certified Stations" box when searching for a STAR certified station.

General Information: 800-952-5210

Frequently Asked Questions

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) licenses or contracts with several different types of Smog Check facilities. The various stations are designed to provide consumers with multiple options to meet their needs. The station is required to post a sign on the services it performs.
STAR stations must meet specified performance standards established by BAR. Some STAR stations are licensed to perform only tests, while others are licensed to perform both tests and repairs. BAR directs a portion of the vehicle fleet to STAR-certified stations for inspection and certification. These are known as "directed vehicles." Additionally, vehicles that fail inspection at very high emissions levels must also receive certification from a STAR-certified station. These vehicles are identified as "gross polluters."
Test-Only stations are licensed by the state to perform Smog Check inspections, but not repairs, on vehicles.

Related Links

Result thumbnail image Station List

Bureau of Automotive Repair Station List Page. ... Select the "STAR Certified Stations" box when searching for a STAR certified station. ... Smog Check Stations. https://www.bar.ca.gov/pubwebquery/station/stationlist.aspx

Result thumbnail image Find a Station/License Status

Select from the options below to find license and discipline information for stations and ... Click on a specific type of license (e.g., Smog Check Stations). Search ... https://www.bar.ca.gov/Consumer/Verify_License.html

Smog Requirements

... That Require a Smog Inspection for the Registration Renewal · Check the Smog Test History of a Vehicle · Find a Smog Test Station · What is a STAR station? https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/smog+

Referee Program

If you would like to dispute the results of your smog test or get a third party ... $650 in emission-related repairs performed at a licensed Smog Check repair station ... https://www.bar.ca.gov/Consumer/Referee/Referee_Centers.html

Result thumbnail image STAR Consumers

Some STAR stations are licensed to perform only tests, while others are licensed to ... To find a Smog Check station near you, click here or call (800) 952-5210. https://www.bar.ca.gov/Consumer/STAR_Program/

Smog Information

Currently, smog inspections are required for all vehicles except diesel ... on the STAR program or to find a station near you, visit www.smogcheck.ca.gov. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/smogfaq.htm

Result thumbnail image Q&As: Smog Check Program

What is a Test-Only station? 12. What is a Test-and-Repair station? 13. What is a Repair-Only station? 14. Where can I find Smog Check stations in my area? https://www.bar.ca.gov/FormsPubs/Q&As_Smog_Check_Program.html

STAR - Welcome

All licensed Smog Check stations and inspectors will have the ability to check their performance in meeting the new standards on this STAR Web page. The data ... https://www.bar.ca.gov/pubwebquery/star/welcome.aspx