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2014-07-10

DMV update - Two steps, one sticker

Special to the Courier

On March 1, 2015, the State of Texas will stop issuing vehicle inspection stickers.
After this, owners of vehicles will be required to pass a vehicle inspection not more than 90 days prior to the date their registration expires. After passing an inspection, the inspection station will update the electronic inspection record with the results and issue the vehicle's owner a paper vehicle inspection report. When owners register their vehicles, the inspections will be verified electronically to determine if the vehicles are eligible for registration at that time.
Transitioning to this new process will require every vehicle's inspection and registration to expire at the same time. In the first year, owners will be allowed to register their vehicles if the vehicle inspection is valid the day of registration.
Personnel with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will work with Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on the implementation of this program. Once program details are finalized, that information will be made available to the public.
At this time, additional information about the program is available online at www.txdmv.gov. To access the content, select the "Two Steps, One Sticker" heading from the Motorists tab at the top of the homepage.