On March 1, 2015, a new state law requires you to Inspect to Register. Your vehicle must pass an inspection and emissions test 90 days before renewing your vehicle registration. The state portion of the vehicle inspection fee will be due when you renew your vehicle registration.
Calculate the earliest date you can get the vehicle inspected here.
The “Two Steps, One Sticker” program results in one sticker with one expiration date for your windshield, safer streets and cleaner air, and less risk of inspection sticker fraud and theft.
For more information visit Two step one sticker website.
How to Renew:
Step 1: Inspect
- Find an inspection station - Use the Texas Department of Public Safety Inspection Station Locator to find a station in your area.
- Pay the inspection station service fee - You will pay for the inspection service but NOT your state inspection and emission fees.
- Obtain a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) - Don't lose this report. It proves you passed inspection and emissions testing so you may need to provide it at the time of registration! Need a replacement copy of the VIR for registration renewal purposes? Find it online or visit any Texas Inspection Station.
Step 2: Register
- Select a renewal method - Renew online, by mail, in person at one of our four offices or through one of our partners. The inspection and emissions status are checked electronically. If there is an issue verifying the status, you will be asked to provide the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) in person, by e-mail or by fax.
- Pay the state registration, inspection and emissions fees – Williamson County Tax Assessor Collector is now required by law to collect the state portion of the inspection fee.
- Place the sticker on your windshield - Place your registration sticker on your car - it's the only sticker you need. It serves as proof of current registration AND inspection.