Have your emissions problem diagnosed and determine if the repair is covered under emissions warranty. You will need to make the repair and return for a re-test to get a pass sticker.
Prior to 2019 vehicles were allowed a conditional pass allowing time for repairs prior to the next inspection. As of January 2019, state law no longer allows for a conditional pass.
Federal law requires Vermont to have an emissions testing program. Ensuring your vehicle is in proper working order allows for;
DMV recommends consumers do not wait until the last minute to get an inspection. Customers can take vehicles in for inspection up to two months before the inspection is due. Customers need to work with their mechanic/dealer to get vehicle repaired as soon as possible. Always carry the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) in the vehicle, showing that you are working towards compliance.