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Texas motorists will no longer be issued inspection stickers

Texas motorists will no longer be issued inspection stickers
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 1:55pm

New Two-Step program aimed to streamline inspection and registration process

Having to get an inspection sticker for your car will soon be a thing of the past in the state of Texas. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced Tuesday their new Texas Two Step process for issuing inspection stickers.

You will no longer have to worry about having two stickers with separate expiration dates as long as you pass two steps:

  1. Get and pass vehicle inspection
  2. Renew your vehicle registration

Vehicles inspected after March 1, 2015 will no longer be issued an inspection sticker. Instead, inspection stations will update your electronic inspection record with the results of your inspection and will issue you a paper copy of the vehicle inspection report.

Motorists will then have to present a copy of the vehicle's inspection report while renewing Texas registration, and you will be issued a single sticker that will act as both inspection and registration.

Transitioning to a "Two Steps, One Sticker" process will require every vehicle's inspection and registration dates to expire at the same time. In order to do this, you will be allowed to register your vehicle if your vehicle inspection is valid the day you register.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles claims that Texans should love this new streamlined process because there will only be one date to remember, it also reportedly prevents inspection sticker fraud and theft, increases motorist visibility, enhances inspection compliance which ultimately results in safer cars on the road.

Tx DMV says that the costs for inspection and registration stickers will remain the same, it is just the sticker process that is streamlining. For additional information, you can go to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle's Website at:

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