How to become a Recognized Emission Repair Facility:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicle Inspection Program
Attn: RERF Program
P.O. Box 4087 MSC 0543
Austin, Texas 78773-0543
Fax: (512) 424-2774
An audit of your repair facility will be performed by a DPS Representative in your area to verify that the repair equipment and repair technician requirements are met before your facility is accepted in the RERF program.
Technicians association with your facility may be added or removed by completing and submitting form VIE-3.
Facilities in the RERF program will receive a sign, a certificate and are included in the online repair facility locator.
RERF’s are required to submit repair forms VIE-22: to DPS on a monthly basis.
Recognized Emission Repair Facilities may elect to participate in their counties Low Income Repair Assistance Program.
To qualify as a Recognized Emissions Repair Facility of Texas, the facility must:
Participation in the AirCheckTexas Drive A Clean Machine Program
Applicants seeking repair assistance from the Drive a Clean Machine program/LIRAP must get a voucher PRIOR to having repairs performed. To ensure fast and proper payment for emission related repairs, you may verify the repair assistance voucher by calling the Drive A Clean Machine Hotline at: 1-800-913-3321.
FORM VIE-7: The VIE-7 must be completed for a customer to receive a re-inspection or for participation in repair assistance programs. A customer should have a form VIE-7 if they failed the emission inspection. If they do not bring a VIE-7, you can print one and fill it out completely.