MD Emissions exemption

#1
Hello,

I have a MD registered factory 5 and got a vehicle emissions VEIP notice. I think I'm supposed to contact an Ira Cox to get an exemption, but the search feature does not seem to be able to find any threads on him.

Can anyone fill me in on how to secure an emissions exemption in Maryland?
 

sbrookeinmd

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#5
MD goes off the year of the title in my experience. That's generated by FFR at the time of the sale. Unfortunately, you can't pick the year. tkudog, I need to go through the same thing, so let's keep in touch on what we find out.
 
#6
MD goes off the year of the title in my experience. That's generated by FFR at the time of the sale. Unfortunately, you can't pick the year. tkudog, I need to go through the same thing, so let's keep in touch on what we find out.
Scott, how do companies like ERA and Superformance title them as 1965 cars? Is hat something they place because it most represents a 60s vehicle?
 

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Ken Caniglia AKA Superfly
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#7
Marylands new law for kit cars goes by year you bring it in for titling, not the year it replicates. But they do not treat it as a new car wrt safety or emissions.
 
#8
So I went to VEIP at PG North today, which is only a VEIP station. I went when the lines were empty (Friday 0930). Much confusion at the bay as they tried to figure out what to do. Several other workers came over to gawk at the car and try and see how to handle it. Finally she gave up and called in 'the engineer', who took my registration and vanished. 5 minutes later I was called around to the office where he had me fill out the MD MVA Special Vehicle Exemption Certification, see attached. He said the 'MVA guy' comes around every week to collect stuff and I should expect a call next week. He said they would 'probably issue me an exemption' since the bays can't handle the car. Will update later if there are any developments.

MD MVA Special Vehicle Exemption Form.JPG
 

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Ken Caniglia AKA Superfly
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#9
Sounds like they actually have a process now. The question to ask is will this give you a lifetime exemption or will you have to renew every two years. Good luck. As an Ira approved lifetime waiver, i worry that someone will take it away. Also, not sure if he retired.
 
#11
Yesterday (21 Sept) I got a call from the MD Emissions guy who said he had approved my exemption and I would be getting it in the mail. Will update later if there are any developments.
 

Danbo

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#12
Glad the exemption came through for you.
I just got mine titled and registered as a 1965 2-dr convertible and have street rod tag.
If any changes in the near future, I’ll post on another thread.
 

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Ken Caniglia AKA Superfly
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#13
Dan, why didn't you just go with "historic" registration? Also, to get the 1965 in maryland today, i assume your va title was 1965.
 

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Ken Caniglia AKA Superfly
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#15
I think the only major difference since your car is titled as an old car aleady, is whether it is heavily modified or not. Some people like the fact that the tag says "Street Rod". In either case you can run old 1965 MD tags!
 

sbrookeinmd

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#16
Just to add my experience, Ira Cox has retired and the above process is the only one to go through. The good news is, the guy I spoke to at the DMV said the current law is an exemption for kit cars. Fill out the form, select the top check box and he'll call you to get the mileage. Then you just wait for your exemption. I'll also follow up if something different happens, but I don't expect it to at this point. I went to the Westminster VEIP to get the form, and you can just park in the office parking to get it. No need to go through the bay.
 
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