A measure that would remove the yearly vehicle inspection mandatory for the majority of automobiles in Texas was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday.
House Bill 3297, which was passed by Texas lawmakers just recently, abolished car inspections in up to 17 of the state’s counties.
Residents of Texas’ greatest number of counties will continue to be required to show up every year for a car emission test. Along with San Antonio, the following 17 counties also need emissions checks: Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Montgomery, Galveston, Williamson, Travis, Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, Johnson, Parker, and El Paso.
The present inspection cost of $7.50 is going to be substituted in 2025 by an annual price of the same amount, but without the requirement that you drive your car into the workshop.
New car owners who haven’t yet licensed their automobiles will be charged $16.75 at verification. The Texas Mobility Fund, the Clean Air Fund, and the state’s general fund will all benefit from this money.