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“Two Steps, One Sticker”: Inspection & Registration Together at Last


As a result of House Bill 2305 passed during the 83rd legislative session, the State of Texas stopped issuing inspection stickers and transitioned to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” vehicle inspection and registration program. Since March 1, 2015, vehicles are no longer issued an inspection sticker. Your registration sticker serves as a combined proof of registration and inspection.

What's To Love “Two Steps, One Sticker”
  • One sticker, one date: Are you one of the millions of Texans whose inspection sticker and registration sticker expire in different months? With “Two Steps, One Sticker” you just have one sticker with one expiration date.
  • Less clutter, better view: Who wants multiple stickers in their view while behind the wheel? With “Two Steps, One Sticker” you just have the familiar blue-bordered registration sticker in the corner of your windshield.
  • Safer streets, cleaner air: Because a passing vehicle inspection is a requirement to renew your registration, more Texans will comply with the safety and emissions testing laws. So with “Two Steps, One Sticker” there will be safer and more environmentally-sound cars on the road.
  • Fraud prevention: With inspection stickers no longer needed under “Two Steps, One Sticker,” this change will eliminate the risk of inspection sticker fraud and theft.
Who’s At the Wheel
  • The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV): The TxDMV administers the state’s vehicle registration program.
  • The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS): The DPS administers the state’s vehicle safety inspection program.
  • The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ): The TCEQ administers the state’s vehicle emissions testing program.
Staying Informed on “Two Steps, One Sticker”

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