Texans will have one convenient expiration date for vehicle inspection & registration
As Texas steps into the second year of the “Two Steps, One Sticker” program for vehicle inspection and registration, vehicle owners can look forward to a simpler process for these two important annual vehicle requirements.
Beginning on March 1, 2016, the transition year ends, and vehicles will have one convenient expiration date for inspection and registration. Here is what Texans need to do from that point forward: Take a look at the date on your vehicle registration sticker and then follow the two steps.
Step 1: Pass a vehicle inspection no earlier than 90 days prior to your registration expiration and retain your vehicle inspection report. To find your nearest inspection station, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) website.
Step 2: After your vehicle passes inspection, renew your registration online, by mail or in person at your county tax office, and your inspection status will be verified electronically.
Remember that your vehicle inspection and registration will expire on the last day of whatever month is indicated on your sticker. You will have plenty of time to complete the two steps. Just be sure to pass inspection and renew your registration no earlier than 90 days before your sticker expires.
For example, if your registration sticker expires in March 2016, you can pass your inspection as early as January 2 which is 90 days before your sticker expires.