The self-certification process is limited to: You will be able to renew your registration using self-certification online, by mail or in-person.
Please contact your county tax office for more information about their requirements for out-of-state registration renewal.
The next inspection date coincides with the vehicle’s registration expiration and will need to be inspected 90 calendar days prior to registration or renewing your vehicle.
If your vehicle is out-of-state and you are unable to complete a Texas vehicle inspection to renew your vehicle’s registration, you will be able to self-certify the vehicle is out-of-state and will be permitted to register.
The inspection fee listed on your registration will not match the state fee listed on your Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR).
See Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for more information on Two Steps, One Sticker.
The station will need to enter a new inspection record showing the correct VIN.
The inspection sticker has been replaced by the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR).
Keep the VIR handy as it may need to be shown at the time of registration. You now pay the inspection fee in two parts, at the inspection station and at the time of registration.
Be sure to have inspection station information, such as station name, station ID (if possible) and inspector. Contact NHTSA for federal regulations pertaining to recalls, air bags, vehicle importation and certification, safety defects, child safety seats and other hot topics.
Odometer tampering complaints should be addressed to the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division.