Vehicle Inspection Stickers Are Going Away
The state of Texas has stopped issuing vehicle inspection stickers and now has a “Two Steps, One Sticker” inspection and registration program.
Under the new system, Texas vehicle owners will need to pass an inspection prior to renewing their registration. The familiar blue-bordered registration sticker will serve as proof of both inspection and registration.
The first year of the program is a transition period, to allow vehicles’ inspection and registration expiration dates to align.
Here’s what drivers will need to do:
Now, through next February, you will be able renew your registration just as always, as long as your vehicle has a current, passing inspection. However, if your inspection and registration stickers already expire in the same month, your vehicle will need to pass inspection prior to registration renewal. When you renew your annual registration online, by mail, or in-person at your county tax office, your inspection status will be verified electronically.
From March 2016 and beyond, your inspection and registration will expire at the end of the month indicated on your registration sticker. You will have a convenient 90-day window prior to your expiration date to complete two simple steps: pass the vehicle inspection and renew your registration. Registration renewal will still be available online, by mail or in person at your county tax office.
More information is available at http://twostepsonesticker.com