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One Sticker, Two Steps: Inspect Then Register You Car

Texas motorists will soon find it easier to register their vehicles. A new single-sticker system for vehicle inspections and registrations will take effect next month.



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The state will no longer issue two stickers for your vehicle.

Whitney Brewster with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles told a news conference in Austin that motorists will now receive one sticker for their windshield. She explained what happens if your current registration and inspection stickers expire in different months.

“If your current inspection and registration stickers expire in different months, you’ll be able to renew your registration, as long as your inspection is valid, the day you go in to register your vehicle,” said Brewster.

The inspection process remains the same. Owners will now receive a Vehicle Inspection Report instead of a separate sticker. Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan said the new system will help streamline the process.

“It’s going to be much easier for me as someone who owns more than one vehicle, to know that there is one point in the year, when everything expires on one vehicle that I can get it all done at the same time,” said Sullivan.

Officials said the change will help reduce fraud and theft.


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