Texas motorists can obtain their Two Step vehicle registration stickers from their county tax offices, a county subcontractor location or by the mail if applicants apply online or submit written applications. The sticker serves as proof of both registration and inspection for vehicle owners.
The state of Texas requires vehicle registration and proof of annual inspection, which, until March 2015, required two separate stickers to be displayed on vehicles. Motorists applying for the Two Step sticker must provide their current, passing vehicle inspection reports when renewing their registrations. Texas maintains a database of electronic inspection reports when a vehicle is inspected at one of the state's official inspection stations.
Until February 29, 2016, motorists can renew their registrations if they possess passing inspection reports. Beginning in March 2016, vehicle owners have a 90-day grace period to complete both their registrations and inspections.