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Vehicle and Engine Certification

Fees Information for the Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program (MVECP)

Guidance Letters

Adjustment of the MVECP Fees for:

EPA must receive the proper certification fee and fee filing form before starting to review a manufacturer’s certification application for a given test group or engine family.

Please follow the three steps below.

1. Determine appropriate fee.

Fee rates are adjusted each year and apply to the calendar year in which EPA receives the application. 

Official documentation of these fees and related information is  provided in the guidance letters.

The current rates are provided below.

Table of Fees for Calendar Year 2018

Category Industry Sector Codes
(from fifth digit
of engine
family name)
Certificate Type Fee for Calendar Year 2018
Light-Duty Vehicles,
Light-Duty Trucks,
Medium-Duty Passenger Vehicles, excluding ICIs
A, V, T, J Federal Certificate* $27,347
California-only Certificate* $14,700
Complete Heavy-Duty Highway Vehicles, excluding ICIs D Federal Certificate* $27,347
California-only Certificate* $14,700
ICIs for the following industries: Light-Duty, Medium-Duty Passenger Vehicles, or Complete Heavy-Duty Vehicles   All Types $87,860 or 1% of the aggregate retail sales value of the vehicles being certified
Heavy-Duty Highway Engines H, E Federal Certificate* $56,299
California-only Certificate* $563**
Heavy-Duty Evaporative F Evaporative Family Certificate $563**
Highway Motorcycles, including ICIs C All Types $1,852**
Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines, excluding Locomotives, Marine, and Recreational engines L All Types $2,940**
Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines S, B All Types $563**
Marine Engines W, N, M All Types regulated by 40 CFR Parts 1045 and 94 or Annex VI* $563**
All Nonroad Recreational, excluding Marine engines Y, X All Types $563**
Locomotives K, G All Types $563**
Equipment and Fuel System Components P All Types $397**
*    Federal and California-only Certificates and Annex VI are defined in 40 CFR 1027.110(a).

**  Remains at 2016 amount as per 40 C.F.R. 1027.105(c)(2).

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2.  Fill out online fee filing form.

The online form is available at

3.  Pay fees.

All payments must be made electronically. You have two options for paying applicable fees.

You can:
  1. Pay your fee as part of the online fee filing form listed above.
    This method is preferred since it will streamline your fee submission and decrease delays.
  2. Pay your fee through an Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment or a wire payment that is external to
    Please note that using this method may increase processing time and result in further delays. Review the documents below for more information.
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