If your tags expire at the end of December, remember that local emissions testing centers will be closed several days at the end of the month for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

All testing centers will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Additionally, all of the centers will close at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The centers will resume regular hours Thursday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 2.

Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee vehicle inspection program, said in a prepared statement that it’s a good idea to plan ahead and avoid taking vehicles for testing on the final days of the month-especially when the last days of the month contain several holidays.


There are four emissions testing centers in Chattanooga: 5206 Austin Road, 720 Eastgate Loop, 1620 Riverfront Parkway and 7460 Bonnyshire Drive. Clickherefor hours and directions.