Texas To Eliminate Vehicle Inspection Stickers, But Not Inspections

Texas plans to eliminate vehicle inspection stickers next year, but owners will still need to have vehicles inspected.

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AUSTIN (June 24, 2014) Effective in March 2015, Texas drivers will no longer be required to display inspection stickers on the windshields of their vehicles, but they’ll still need to have the vehicles inspected once a year.

Department of Motor Vehicles Director Whitney Brewster told a Senate panel Monday that starting next March, separate stickers will no longer be needed for the inspection and auto registration, but instead a single sticker will be proof of both.

Owners must have vehicles inspected within 90 days of the date registrations expire and then must show proof of inspection when renewing registrations.

The change will save the state about $2 million in oversight in sticker costs.


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