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Program Enforcement

Methods used to enforce the vehicle emissions inspection program
  • Vehicle Registration Sticker Enforcement
    Eligible motorists that do not pass the vehicle emissions inspection will not receive the required vehicle registration sticker and will be subject to traffic citations from law enforcement authorities.
  • Vehicle Registration Denial
    Motorists with vehicles registered in Brazoria, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, El Paso, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Johnson, Kaufman, Montgomery, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Travis, and Williamson Counties will not be eligible to receive their vehicle registration if the vehicle has not passed an emissions inspection or complied with the vehicle emissions inspection program requirements.

    For more information on Registration Denial, call 1(888)-295-0141.

  • Targeted On-Road Inspections (Remote Sensing)
    On-road inspections are used to target high-emitting vehicles commuting from adjacent ozone nonattainment counties. Targeted motorists are required to have their vehicle inspected within 30 days of notification. The van-installed on-road inspection equipment is strategically placed to capture auto emissions from single-lane traffic in an acceleration mode. On-road inspections may also be used as a program validation tool to inspect vehicles exiting from inspection and repair sites.  Vehicles targeted by the on-road inspection program that do not pass the required emission inspection may be ineligible to receive their vehicle registration.