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How soon can I find out if my vehicle passed the Referee inspection?
If I don’t agree with the results of my Smog Check, can I make an appointment to take my vehicle to a Referee station?
I own a Specially Constructed Vehicle and was sent to a Referee station for my Smog Check. Will I have to take my vehicle to a Referee station every time my vehicle needs a Smog Check?
How do I obtain a Repair cost Waiver?
I think my vehicle is exempt from Smog Checks, but my DMV renewal notice states that a Smog Check is required. What do I do?
Can the Referee help me to make emissions-related repairs?
What are some of the reasons I would make a Referee appointment?
Can the Referee check my motorcycle for emissions or exhaust noise?
Do Referees perform inspections on RVs?
How do I make an appointment to see a Referee?
What should I bring to my appointment?
What if my vehicle is in poor operating condition? Can I still make a Referee appointment?
Can someone else take my vehicle to the appointment?
What do I do if I cannot locate the part/s needed to repair my vehicle?
What can I do to make sure my vehicle passes the smog test in the future?
My vehicle was labeled as a Gross Polluter. What does that mean?
What is a Grey Market vehicle?
I received a citation for a modified exhaust or emissions system and I was told to see a Referee. Can the Referee clear the citation?
When I call the toll-free number, am I speaking directly to a Referee?
What type of payment can I use at the Referee station?
How long do appointments usually take?
What if my vehicle does not pass at the Referee station?
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