|(a) On initial titling of an assembled vehicle under
Transportation Code Chapter 731, and Subchapter L of this title (relating
to Assembled Vehicles), with the exception of an assembled motorcycle,
assembled trailer, and glider kit, an applicant must provide proof,
on a form prescribed by the department, of a safety inspection performed
by a master technician.
(b) In addition to the requirement under subsection
(a) of this section, an owner applying for initial registration of
a custom vehicle or street rod must provide proof, on a form prescribed
by the department, of a safety inspection performed by a master technician
under this section as required under Transportation Code §504.501(e).
(c) The inspection must evaluate the structural integrity
and proper function of the equipment.
(d) The inspector must certify that:
(1) the vehicle and equipment are structurally stable;
(2) the vehicle and equipment meet the necessary conditions
to be operated safely on the roadway;
(3) equipment used in the construction of the vehicle,
for which a federal motor vehicle safety standard exists, complies
with the applicable standard; and
(4) if the vehicle is a custom vehicle or street rod,
the vehicle is equipped and operational with all equipment required
by statute as a condition of sale during the year the vehicle was
manufactured or resembles.
(e) The inspection of an assembled vehicle required
under subsection (a) of this section is in addition to all other required
inspections including an inspection required under Transportation
Code Chapter 548.
(f) The applicant must pay all fees to the master technician
for the inspection of an assembled vehicle required under subsection
(a) of this section, including any reinspection.
(g) In addition to the fees in subsection (f) of this
section, the applicant must pay all applicable fees for other required
inspections as required by law, including an inspection or reinspection
required under Transportation Code Chapter 548.
|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; amended to be effective June 22, 2020, 45 TexReg 4058