The Recognized Emissions Repair Facility (RERF) program assists motorists in finding emissions repair shops in their area. See Recognized Emissions Repair Program for more information and to locate a repair shop near you.
To qualify as a Recognized Emissions Repair Facility of Texas, the facility must:
For repair facilities in the DFW and Houston/Galveston areas facilities must possess a five gas exhaust analyzer which can perform diagnostic repair for at least hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), and oxides of nitrogen (NOX)
For repair facilities in the Austin and El Paso areas facilities must possess a four gas exhaust analyzer which can perform diagnostic repair for at least hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), and carbon dioxide (CO2);
Mail Applications and ASE Certificates to:
Vehicle Inspection Program
Attn: RERF Program
PO Box 4087 MSC 0543
Austin, TX 78773-0543
Fax Applications and ASE Certificates to:
Email Applications and ASE Certificates to:
Online Email link: RSD Contact Center Email
To qualify as a Recognized Emissions Repair Technician of Texas, the technician must:
The Repair Assistance Program (AirCheckTexas voucher program) was created in affected emissions counties to assist vehicle owners, who meet certain financial eligibility guidelines with repair costs. Motorists receiving the voucher can receive up to $600 towards emissions related repair at a Recognized Emissions Repair Facility.
Visit the Vehicle Repair Assistance website for motorists
To participate in the program, repair facilities must be “recognized” by DPS and must apply to the local county agency.
For more information about the voucher program or to apply contact
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG):
Dallas / Fort Worth Area Phone: 1 (800) 898-9103
Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments (H-GAC):
Houston / Galveston Area Phone: (866) 237-9392
Travis County Phone: (512) 267-0301
Williamson County Phone: (800) 978-1766