VEHICLE INSPECTION PROGRAM BECOMES AUTOMATED!

BUT WILL IT MAKE OUR LIFE EASIER?

Beginning in June, the Department of Public Safety will implement a program to automate vehicle inspection reporting. The Texas Automated Vehicle Inspection System (TAVIS), designed to allow inspection stations to electronically report vehicle inspection information, will provide more accurate, efficient and consistent inspections to motorists. TAVIS will also enhance the tracking of inspection certificates and program auditing for law enforcement, DPS, and station operators.

Statewide implementation of TAVIS will be conducted in three phases and will be based on geographic location.
The first group of \ninspection stations utilizing TAVIS will go into effect in designated counties June 1.
The first group of inspection stations utilizing TAVIS will go into effect in designated counties June 1. (Please see http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/vi/TAVIS/Rollout.htm for a listing of counties.)

To cover the cost of the new system, an automation fee of $2.00 for each vehicle safety inspection and $0.25 cents on each emissions test will be assessed at the time of inspection. The current cost of a one-year safety inspection is $12.50, and the cost of emissions testing varies by emissions area.

For more information regarding TAVIS, please go to http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/vi/TAVIS.htm.