In March, vehicle registration and inspection will have one expiration date

One sticker inspection (KXAN Photo)
One sticker inspection (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you were confused by the changes made to the state’s vehicle inspection and registration last year, this year might be a tad bit easier to understand.

The transition year ends on March 1, 2016, which means your vehicle will have one expiration date for inspection and registration. Here’s what you’ll need to do to make sure your vehicle is properly registered.

  1. Take a look at the date on your vehicle registration sticker
  2. Pass a vehicle inspection no earlier than 90 days prior to your registration expiration and retain your vehicle inspection report.
  3. After your vehicle passes inspection, renew your registration online, by mail or in person at your county tax office–your inspection status will be verified electronically

Your vehicle inspection and registration will expire on the last day of whatever month is on your sticker.

“By now most vehicles in the state have successfully transitioned to a single sticker as proof of both inspection and registration,” said TxDMV Executive Director Whitney Brewster in a press release. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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