As required by HB 2305, all commercial vehicles required to obtain a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation inspection are exempt from the 90-day sync-up requirement. In lieu of an administrative rule, this statement may be understood as DPS’ official position.Feb. 18, 2014
Effective Feb. 10, 2014
Attention: All official VI Stations and Certified Inspectors
Stant recently updated some of its Fuel Cap Tester Adapters. Please confirm your station has the current adapters. (Note: The part numbers and the color scheme are the same for the old adapters. The new adapters will have either a white or grey ring.) White ring designates the adapter has had one upgrade, grey ring designates two upgrades. Black ring is original with no upgrades. For more information, please contact Stant at (765) 825-3122.
New Updated Adapters
Other Adapters (these have not been updated)
Beginning Oct. 23, 2013, the Vehicle Inspector License Application is online. ALL inspector applications must be submitted using the online process. The application can be found at https://dpsdirect.portal.texas.gov/VICApply/apply/license/tx/dps/viinspector.
Some of the major features of this new application are …
Owner or Buyer
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has opened online renewals for stations through DPS Direct. DPS continues to streamline our processes to improve your experience with the Vehicle Inspection program. The simplified process allows you to complete renewals in just a few quick steps. You can now provide both an email address and a website for your station(s). All renewals must be completed by Aug. 31, 2013.
Thank you for your attention to the renewal deadline.December 14, 2012
We are getting close to our scheduled launch date of Sept. 1, 2012, for DPS Direct – VIC (Vehicle Inspection Connection). VIC is a web-based system allowing inspectors to easily comply with Texas state law with improved flexibility and a condensed, streamlined checklist. To keep you informed, here are a few items and reminders:
Inspector Renewals (all stations)
Certificate Orders (all stations)
VIC Inspections (safety-only stations)
VIC Equipment (safety-only stations)
VIC Training (safety-only stations)
For additional VIC or Vehicle Inspection program information, please visit www.dps.texas.gov/rsd and select the Vehicle Inspection option.June 26, 2012
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is continually working to update our technology and improve our vehicle inspection system. We will completely transition to our new system – DPS Direct, Vehicle Inspect Connection – as of Aug. 31, 2012. To ensure your inspection privileges transfer to the new system, renewals must be submitted by Aug. 15, 2012. The transition will require all inspector licenses to be processed before Aug. 31, 2012. There will be NO grace period. Inspectors who miss the deadline will need to reapply and go through the certification process.
Thank you for your prompt attention and payment. DPS will send additional communication and information about our new system – DPS Direct, Vehicle Inspect Connection – as we get closer to the launch.July 28, 2011
Inspection stickers with expiration dates in 2013 and later display only the last digit of the inspection year.