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New Texas DMV Registration Laws Go Into Effect Sunday

What you need to know about the changes in vehicle registration

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    With these changes a vehicle’s registration sticker will serve as a combined proof of registration and inspection.

    A few changes for drivers registering their vehicles in Texas began Sunday, March 1.

    Vehicles will need to pass a state vehicle inspection before registration renewal. Drivers will need Verification of a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) from a vehicle inspection station along with other required documents to complete Texas vehicle renewal registration of cars and trucks, as well as motorcycles, RV's and trailers.

    Second, vehicle inspection stations will no longer collect the state's portion of the inspection fee. Instead, the state's portion will be collected at the time of registration or renewal. Registration renewals will now have that fee printed on the renewal notice.

    With these changes a vehicle's registration sticker will serve as a combined proof of registration and inspection.

    For more information about the state's registration renewal process changes, visit the Texas DMV website. You can also see a list of AAA Texas branch offices that provide DMV services here.

    To renew registration at AAA Texas branch offices, make sure to bring these with you:

    • Registration renewal notice
    • proof of current liability insurance
    • vehicle registration fee
    • Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR)

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