Two Steps, One Sticker

Two Steps, One Sticker

Texas is changing the way you register your car. It's called "Two Steps, One Sticker," on paper, it may sound simple, but not everyone is getting down to this latest version of a Texas two step.

"There has not been a whole lot of confusion," said Landon Ayres as he began the inspection of another car.

"Not too much difference as far as the customers concerned really you've got to make two stops still and get the inspection, then get it registered so it's really same difference," said Ayres.

The hoards of people waiting in line at the Wichita County Annex told me otherwise.

"It's long lines man a lot of people waiting you know," said Ryan Felix of Wichita Falls.

Ryan Felix and fellow Wichitan Verra Herring were waiting a lot longer than they ever did before the new system went into place on Sunday.

"I was in line for over an hour and a half," said Herring.

Felix felt that the state should have done more to prepare for the massive amounts of people that would flood local tax offices.

"Even if the state did not do its job you as a person should do your own job to make sure you have your inspection done and you get your tag done," said Herring.

If you're still confused the state has broken it down this way.

  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in">If your stickers expire in the same month, you have 90 days prior to get your inspection done ahead of re-registering your vehicle.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in">If your inspection expires before your registration. Get your inspection when it expires. This time, you won't get a sticker, just an inspection report. Then, go to the tax office with that report when your registration is due and get one sticker for both.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in">If your inspection expires after your registration, you're in luck. When you go to get your car registered, your inspection is still current. So you've got one more cycle before you've got to get your car inspected again.

Ayres admits it will take some time Texans will accept the new system as the new norm.

"I think anytime you change something that has been a certain way for a long time people are going to be confused naturally. People will be used to it in no time and it will be no big deal," said Ayres.

Here is a link to the Two Steps, One Sticker Website

Head to your local tax to get additional information.

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