Apply for a Waiver
When a vehicle has failed at least one emission test and the owner has made efforts to have that vehicle repaired, a waiver may be issued at any of the 23 Full-Service E-Check Center. Visit the Ohio EPA website https://epa.ohio.gov for a list of locations.
A Repair Cap Waiver is issued to a motorist when they have spent a minimum of $300 or more towards emissions-related repairs, related to failures, on a vehicle and the vehicle still does not pass. The motorist must bring all original emissions-related repair receipts, as well as the vehicle for inspection, to the station in order for the waiver to be issued. Receipts will only be accepted for repairs performed after the initial E-Check and/or within sixty days prior to the inital E-Check. While repairs can be conducted by any shop or vehicle owners labor receipts will only be accepted towards a waiver if work was done at a repair facility processing a vendor's license for automotive repair. Tampering-related or Warranty repairs do not apply to the waiver limited requirements.
Note: Waiver are not transferable to a new owner.