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New Law Means Two Steps, One Sticker for Vehicle Registration, Inspection

A new Texas law that will go into effect on March 1 of 2015 will save Texas millions by combining vehicle registration and inspection stickers into one, single sticker. The following is from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) and explains the new process:

Beginning March 1, 2015, the state will stop issuing vehicle inspection stickers. After this, in order to register your vehicle, you will be required to pass a vehicle inspection no more than 90 days prior to the date your registration expires.

After passing the inspection, the inspection station will update your electronic inspection record and issue you a paper vehicle inspection report. When you go to register your vehicle, your inspection will be verified electronically to determine if your vehicle is eligible for registration at that time.  

Transitioning to this process will require every vehicle’s registration and inspection to expire both at the same time. In order to do this in the first year, drivers will be allowed to register their vehicle if their vehicle inspection is valid the day they register.

Additional information may be found on the TxDMV website here.

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