The vehicle registration renewal procedure was reworked in 2014 so we need to understand this new law to avoid problems. Now there will only be one sticker on our windshield for both the state safety inspection and the registration. Here is how it works.
How Is Vehicle Registration Different?
Vehicle registration renewal is the same as always. However, it is now tied to your safety inspection. If your inspection is in-date, you can go through the process normally. The sticker you are issued is then used to replace both state inspection and registration stickers. If your state inspection is due after you vehicle registration renewal, it won’t be due again until the next time registration is due, which could save a little money.
Now a State Inspection Is Due the Same Month as Vehicle Registration Renewal
If you registration renewal is due in the same as your safety inspection, inspect your vehicle first. Once the inspection is on file with the state, you can get your registration renewal sticker and use it to replace both your safety inspection and registration stickers. Things are different if your safety inspection is due before your registration renewal. When it is due, have your vehicle safety inspected.
Keep your safety report with you in the glove compartment. In the event of a traffic stop, you need that paperwork to show the police officer. Use the sticker you are issued when you renew your registration to replace both of the older stickers. Next year, you will need to have your vehicle inspected and in the state’s computers within the 3 months prior to renewing your registration.
More Information About Vehicle Registration
Where can I go for more answers? A website has been provided by The State of Texas to help answers any question about the new system.
The new vehicle registration renewal system should help everyone in the long run.
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