§ 50–1101. Fee.
(a) Except as otherwise currently provided in § 601 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations or as otherwise provided by the Council of the District of Columbia, all motor vehicles and trailers registered in the District of Columbia shall be inspected for safety and exhaust emissions at periodic intervals not more than 2 years apart. At the time of registration, or when otherwise established by the Director, an inspection fee shall be levied and collected for each motor vehicle or trailer. The Mayor may issue inspection stickers, without requiring safety and exhaust emissions inspections, for new motor vehicles and trailers not previously registered in any jurisdiction. The new vehicle inspections stickers may be valid for up to a 4-year period.
(b) The Mayor may prescribe regulations and establish a fee to permit a person who owns a motor vehicle or trailer not required to be registered in the District of Columbia to have such motor vehicle or trailer inspected for safety or exhaust emissions in the District of Columbia.
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the Mayor may exempt zero and ultra-low emission vehicles, as defined in Part 88 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, (40 C.F.R. 88.101.94 et seq.), from exhaust emissions inspections.