Please note that due to a change in the law, we've been experiencing higher than normal requests for these inspections. We are scheduling farther out than usual.
Call 512-974-5265 to schedule an appointment.
A Form VTR-68-A is an inspection conducted by a law enforcement officer to verify the identify of a vehicle for registration purposes. This inspection is often needed to obtain a bonded title, register a homemade trailer, register a vehicle that previously hasn’t had a title or other reasons.
The Austin Police Auto Theft Unit conducts 68-A Inspections for residents with an Austin home address. If you reside in another city, or in the county, you will need to contact the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to ask about where inspections are conducted for your area. If you need a 68-A inspection to have your vehicle titled in another State besides Texas, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles must do the inspection. Their local phone number is: 512-465-3000.
There is no inspection fee. You must be a City of Austin resident.
68-A inspections are conducted at a specific location. The inspector does not come to your home or business. Inspections take place at 851 Blackson Avenue. You will need to arrange to bring your vehicle or trailer to the inspection location. You also need to bring your photo ID and the vehicle's title, or, if yours is a homemade vehicle or trailer that is not titled, you need to bring written proof of manufacture, bill of sale, and all documentation you have in order to substantiate its manufacture or ownership. If your vehicle was a gift or inheritance, please bring related documentation.
The Austin Police Auto Theft Unit conducts 68-A inspections once per month on the second Thursday of the month. An appointment must be scheduled.
To schedule please call 512-974-5265.