Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Air District has expanded the eligible model year for participating in the Vehicle Buy Back Program to 1996 vehicles and older. Previously only 1994 and older vehicles were accepted. 

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Residents with vehicles registered to an address within the Air District’s nine-county jurisdiction that meet all program requirements are eligible to receive $1,000 to voluntarily retire their older, highly polluting vehicles.  

Eligibility requirements for the Vehicle Buy Back Program include:

Vehicle must be 1996 model year or older
Vehicle must be currently registered as operable and must be drivable
Vehicle must have been registered in the Bay Area for the past 24 months
Vehicles within 60 days of a required smog check must take and pass  smog check

A complete list of program eligibility requirements and approved dismantlers is available at:

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Last Updated: 10/23/2017