Starting on January 1st, 2025, Texans will not have to make a yearly trip to get a safety inspections on their vehicle.  The new law going into effect on Jan. 1, 2025. Ensuring safe vehicles will now be a personal responsibility. State Sen. Mayes Middleton says...

“Vehicle inspections are costly, time-consuming, and provide little benefit. It saves hardworking Texans tens of millions of hours of their time not taken away any more.”

 

Some Texas counties will still require emissions tests. According to KXAN, drivers in Texas’ major metro areas will still need an annual emissions test, meant to spot vehicles emitting excessive pollutants. Travis County’s Environmental Project Manager for Air Quality said the tests are crucial to comply with standards from the Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

According to the article, the following counties will require emissions testing even after mandatory inspections end in 2025: Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties; Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall and Tarrant counties; Travis and Williamson counties; and El Paso County. Bexar County will begin requiring emissions tests in 2026.

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