Cost of Inspection

Texas registered vehicles are required to receive an annual inspection. All inspections include a comprehensive safety inspection; however, some vehicles are required to have an emissions test in addition to the safety inspection. The inspection cost is determined by the county of registration and the type of inspection required.

Inspection Type

Safety only

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Houston / Galveston Area

Travis/Williamson County

El Paso County

One Year Safety

$14.50

$14.50

$14.50

$14.50

$14.50

Two Year Safety
(NEW Vehicles Only)

$23.75

$23.75

$23.75

$23.75

$23.75

Commercial/Windshield

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

Commercial/Decal

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

Trailer/Motorcycle

$14.50

$14.50

$14.50

$14.50

$14.50

OBDII Inspection

x

$39.75

$39.75

$28.75

$26.75

ASM Inspection

x

$39.75

$39.75

x

x

TSI Inspection

x

$39.75

$39.75

$28.75

$26.75

Emission Test Only

x

$27.25

$27.25

$16.25

$14.25

** Amount shown is the maximum that can be charged for the inspection type**

Counties requiring emission tests:
Brazoria, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, El Paso, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Johnson, Kaufman, Montgomery, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Travis and Williamson

Gasoline powered vehicles 2 through 24 years old are required to have an emission inspection. If you are in an emission county and your vehicle is newer than 2 years or older than 24 years, you are still required to have a safety inspection. Go to our Emission Testing Information page to learn more about the types of emission tests.