The Porsche is close to being sold. But a question about e-check (emissions check) came up before the sale. I live in Lake County and here we are required to have the e-check done every other year. But what if I sell my car? Am I required to provide a clean bill of health e-check or not? I have never guaranteed my personal cars during a sale, but at the same time I have never sold one that didn’t have a current e-check. It is required before registration is possible. But I’m not sure if the buyer has to e-check it before selling. Thankfully, the Ohio EPA website provides the answer:
The 7 Ohio counties currently participating in the program include: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit. … If the seller of the vehicle supplies you with a valid E-Check compliance certificate, the vehicle does not need to be tested again. If the vehicle does not have a valid E-Check compliance certificate, you must have the vehicle tested prior to registering the vehicle. If the buyer is unsure whether the vehicle has a valid certificate, please contact 1-800-CAR-TEST with the vehicle identification number. Please note that if the vehicle is within the first four model year exemption period, no test is required.