Beginning March 1, 2015, you will no longer receive a state inspection certificate (sticker). The state of Texas will now have 1 sticker for both registration and state inspection. A State Inspection is still necessary and you will be given a receipt for your records. If you decide to go into the Tax Collector office to renew your registration, you will take that receipt with you. If you choose to renew online, you will need to inspect your car prior. The state database will have record of your "PASSED" inspection.