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Vehicle Inspection


Motorist’s safety is a top priority in Texas; as a result, vehicles registered in Texas are required to pass an annual inspection to ensure compliance with safety standards. While safety inspections are required throughout the state, emissions testing is required of vehicles inspected in 17 Texas counties to comply with federally mandated clean air requirements. Vehicle inspections are performed at Official Vehicle Inspection Stations licensed by DPS.

FINAL NOTICE TO INSPECTION STATION OWNERS:
Unused Inspection Certificate Refund Deadline – July 31, 2015

Prior to the implementation of House Bill 2305, the “Single Sticker” Bill, inspection stations were advised to limit their orders of new certificates and monitor inventory in anticipation of the elimination of certificates March 1, 2015. Since then, DPS field personnel have visited stations, and have been collecting unused certificates and issuing refunds. For administrative reasons, it is necessary to set a date after which DPS will no longer be able to issue refunds. This notice is to advise all stations that may have remaining inventory of certificates to immediately make contact with their regional DPS representative, or contact DPS Headquarters, regarding a refund. DPS will process refunds for inventory received on or before July 31, 2015.

  • Motorists
  • Stations
  • Inspectors
  • RERF

Online Services

Use Vehicle Inspection Connection (VIC) to access important information about your inspection business, 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. You can use this site to submit applications and renewals, pay inspector application and renewal fees, view order history, print licenses, view station(s) and station personnel, add and remove buyers, view inspection reports and change password.

Online Services

Use Vehicle Inspection Connection (VIC) to access important information about your inspection business, 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. You can use this site to submit applications and renewals, view inspection reports and change password.

Recognized Emissions Repair Facilities

Online Services
You can use this site to submit emissions repair information, view inspection reports and change password.

Join the RERF Program
Find more information about equipment, facility and technician qualifications; the repair assistance program; and an overview of the application process.

Conduct RERF Activities
Find more information on how to conduct your business with online login instructions; facility and technician responsibilities; reporting repairs; and technician training.

Update your RERF Status
Find more information on how to update your facility profile and sending information to DPS.