The DPS Vehicle Inspection Program certifies vehicle inspectors and inspection stations, monitors and ensures compliance with inspection
standards, and supervises vehicle emission programs designed to meet federal clean air requirements.
Texas registered vehicles are required to receive an annual inspection.
The vehicle inspection includes a comprehensive safety inspection to ensure basic road worthiness.
seventeen (17) Texas counties classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as being in non-attainment
status are required to have an emissions test in addition to the safety inspection