Is Selling a Car that You Know won't Meet Emission Check Standards Unlawful?

January 27, 2012

Emission check is compulsory in the U.S. You can sell a car that has not passed an emission check within the last 90 days. However, this car will not be allowed on the road. The vehicle must be sold as Non-Operational. The Department of Motor Vehicles must be notified, and the seller has to sign forms declaring the vehicle Non-Operational. To do this, you are required to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles and sign the forms to declare the vehicle as Non-Operational. The purchaser must also sign an agreement stating awareness of the vehicle’s status of Non-Operational. The vehicle is not allowed on the road again until it has been repaired and passed the required emission check.