As of March 1, 2015, your vehicle will no longer be issued an inspection sticker and your registration sticker will serve as combined proof of inspection and registration.
How It Works: Do the Two Step
Ready for “Two Steps, One Sticker?” Follow the moves:
Step 1: From March 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016, you may renew your registration if your vehicle has a current, passing inspection. However, if your inspection and registration stickers both expire in the same month your vehicle will need to pass inspection prior to registration renewal. To find your nearest inspection station, please visit the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) website.
Step 2: Renew your annual registration online, by mail, or in-person at your county tax office. At the time of registration, your inspection status will be verified electronically. A current, passing inspection is required for registration renewal.
Starting March 1, 2016, you will have a convenient 90-day window to complete both your inspection and registration. Remember, your registration is valid through the last day of the registration expiration month. Find your inspection window with the calculator on the homepage.
While “Two Steps, One Sticker” brings a welcomed change to your windshield, it will not impact your wallet. Your inspection fee is the same, but you will pay it in two steps if your vehicle is inspected on or after March 1, 2015: