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TITLE 43TRANSPORTATION
PART 10TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 217VEHICLE TITLES AND REGISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER GINSPECTIONS
RULE §217.143Custom Vehicle and Street Rod Inspection Requirements

(a) On initial registration, including registration at the time of title transfer, of a custom vehicle or street rod, the applicant must provide proof, on a form provided by the department, of a safety inspection performed by an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician with valid certification as a Certified Master Automobile and Light Truck Technician.

(b) The inspection must certify that the vehicle:

  (1) is structurally stable;

  (2) meets the necessary conditions to be operated safely on the roadway; and

  (3) is equipped and operational with all equipment required by statute as a condition of sale during the year the vehicle was manufactured or resembles.

(c) A custom vehicle or street rod is not required to be equipped with a specific piece of equipment unless the specific piece of equipment was required by statute as a condition of sale during the year listed as the replica model year.


Source Note: The provisions of this §217.143 adopted to be effective March 12, 2015, 40 TexReg 1096; amended to be effective November 14, 2017, 42 TexReg 6385

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