Texas Vehicle Inspection And Registration Stickers Are Partnering Up!

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Inspection and Registration -- Together At Last!

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Frequently Asked Questions

HB 2305 was passed during the 83rd legislative session (2013). This bill eliminated the inspection sticker resulting in a single-sticker system and makes vehicle registration dependent on obtaining a passing vehicle inspection.
No. The inspection station will check the same elements that have historically been inspected. However, you will receive a vehicle inspection report (VIR) in lieu of an inspection sticker.
No, you will not have to pay for more than one inspection in a year. During the sync up year from March 1, 2015-February 29, 2016, some vehicle owners will go beyond their 12-month inspection cycle to align the expiration dates for inspection and registration.
For example:
  • Registration sticker expires 3/15
  • Inspection sticker expires 9/15
The owner will be able to renew registration in March 2015 and not have to get the vehicle inspected again until 2016 because the inspection sticker is valid at the time of renewal (inspection sticker expires 9/15).
The following year, before the end of March 2016, both inspection and registration will be due.
The registration sticker design is not changing. Your vehicle registration sticker will serve as your registration and inspection sticker.
On March 1, 2015, vehicle inspection stations no longer collect the state’s portion of the inspection fee. At the time of inspection, you pay only the inspection station’s portion of the fee. The state’s portion of the inspection fee is collected at the time of registration or renewal.