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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 23VEHICLE INSPECTION
SUBCHAPTER BGENERAL VEHICLE INSPECTION STATION REQUIREMENTS
RULE §23.11General Vehicle Inspection Station Requirements

(a) To be certified as a vehicle inspection station, the station's facilities must meet the standards listed in paragraphs (1) - (7) of this subsection:

  (1) be of a permanent type;

  (2) have a permanent roof;

  (3) have a minimum of two permanent walls constructed of substantial material such as steel, masonry or wood that is effective at protecting the building and equipment from the elements;

  (4) have a hard surfaced floor;

  (5) have a display area located in the customer waiting area and of sufficient size as approved by the department. Only official notices, licenses, letters from the department, procedure charts, or other documents authorized by the department may be exhibited in the display area;

  (6) a secured area for storage of records and necessary supplies; and

  (7) a designated customer waiting area protected from the elements.

(b) Inspection area--The designated space approved for inspection purposes. Inspection areas must meet the standards listed in paragraphs (1) - (6) of this subsection.

  (1) Be an area of 12 feet wide by 24 feet long of minimum space and must be of a hard surface such as asphalt or concrete.

  (2) Be clear of obstacles and debris that would interfere with the safe operation of a vehicle and inspection of required items.

  (3) Be sufficiently lighted to afford good visibility for performing all inspection procedures.

  (4) Be contained entirely within a building and protected from the elements.

  (5) Satisfy the applicable building and space requirements as described in this section.

  (6) The inspection area for a motorcycle only station must be at least eight feet wide by ten feet long, level and hard surfaced.

(c) A vehicle inspection station may have an additional area approved by the department for the inspection of motor homes and trailers. This area may be located outside the building.


Source Note: The provisions of this §23.11 adopted to be effective March 13, 2013, 38 TexReg 1700

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