Drive a Clean Machine Program
North Central Texas Region
REPLACEMENT ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS The program is accepting vehicle replacement applications at this time. The program has resumed replacement assistance for a limited time in 2013; however, reduced program funds will allow only a limited number of issued replacement vouchers. Applications may be submitted by fax or mail and will be processed in the order they are received.
Times may vary depending on the number of applications received and it may take up to 45business days to receive a response letter from our office. NCTCOG is not able to assist walk-ins because of limited resources.
Assistance through this application-based program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. After enough applications have been received to exhaust the available funds, the replacement portion will be closed, and replacement applications will no longer be accepted until next year. You may continue to check this website for the current funding status.
REPAIR ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS The program continues to accept repair applications. Applications may be submitted by fax or mail and will be processed in the order they are received. Repair applications are processed and response letters are mailed at least 10 business days after the date received.
VEHICLE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT ASSISTANCE
The AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program is designed to help vehicle owners comply with vehicle emissions standards by offering financial incentives to repair or replace vehicles, and allows local residents to contribute to the regional air quality solution.
REPAIR applications are processed and response letters are mailed at least 10 business days or less from the date received.
REPLACEMENT applications received on:
If your vehicle is registered in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, or Tarrant County and your vehicle has failed the state emissions inspection within the past 30 days, you may be eligible for a repair voucher up to $600 toward emissions repair assistance. For a limited time, if your vehicle meets certain requirements, you may be eligible for a replacement voucher up to $3,500 toward a qualifying replacement vehicle. Please use the links to the right of this page for the income guidelines and vehicle requirements that apply for assistance.
HOW TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE
Applications may be downloaded for repair assistance or replacement assistance in English, Spanish or you may complete the online version. Please use the links to the right of this page under APPLICATIONS (How to Apply). Any version you select including the online application must be printed, signed, and submitted to our office for verification. Due to limited funds, incomplete/insufficient replacement applications and documentation will be denied and only completed replacement applications with all required documentation will be processed.
Please mail or fax your application, supporting household income documentation* for all adults and Vehicle Inspection Report to:
P.O. Box 5888
Arlington, TX 76005-5888
*Income documentation may include the following copies:
most recent (2011) income tax return or W2
pay stubs for the last three consecutive months
most recent disability or social security annual award letter
written, signed statement of unemployment
Send any questions about the program to firstname.lastname@example.org Due to security reasons, DO NOT submit your application and income documentation via e-mail.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
NOTE FOR REPLACEMENT VOUCHER RECIPIENTS: On September 1, 2011, new replacement vehicle requirements were implemented due to legislative changes made by the 82nd Texas Legislature. If a replacement vehicle is purchased on or after September 1, 2012, the requirements must be followed. These details are included in the replacement voucher envelope.
For repair or replacement assistance, a voucher must be presented to a listed participating repair facility or dealership at the time of the emissions repairs or vehicle purchase. No reimbursements are allowed if emissions repairs or vehicle purchase are made prior to receiving a valid voucher or used at a non-participating facility.
For more information about the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program, please use the links to the right of this page.
You may contact our office at 1-800-898-9103
As Regional Administrator for the AirCheckTexas Program, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is subject to the Texas Public Information Act. Therefore, some participant information is considered public
information and may be disclosed in response to Public Information Act requests.
*As of September 1, 2012, eligible Tier 2 Bin 5 or cleaner vehicles will be:
2013-2010 Cars, SUVs and Minivans
2013-2010 Tier 2 Bin 3 or Cleaner Vehicles, Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, or Natural Gas Vehicles Qualify for $3,500 Voucher NOTE: 2009 vehicles are no longer eligible
All vehicles sold on or after September 1, must meet new eligibility criteria, regardless of the voucher's date of issue or expiration, or status of ongoing sales negotiations with the dealer.