F & F State Inspection
12502 FM 1960 E, Huffman, TX
Phone: 281-324-2595
What is the criteria for a vehicle inspection in Harris County?
Safety Inspection for all cars and trucks

Evidence of financial responsibility, i.e. liability insurance, is checked for all inspections. 

A brake test of all vehicles is conducted to insure vehicle can stop from a speed of 20 mph within a specified distance with inspector retaining firm control of steering.  Pedal reserve and steering lash are checked during this test.
Emergency brake
Tail lamps   -   white light should not be emitting through cracks or breaks, lenses cannot be repaired with repair
                        tape or repair kit.  Painted, smoked or tinted lamp lenses are not permitted.
Brake lamps -  same criteria as tail lamps, as of January 1, 2017 the center high-mounted brake light (aka
                        third brake light) is an inspection  item for cars 1986 and newer and trucks 1994 and newer.
Turn signals -  front and back, turn signal switch should lock in in proper turn position when applied
Headlights and high beam indicator
Seat belts - front seat belts only
Windshield wipers - operation and blade condition
License tag lamp
Brake fluid reservoir
Window tint - minimum of 25% light transmission through driver and passenger door windows
​Wheels and tires - all lug nuts installed and tire tread depth (Lincoln head penny as a rule of thumb)

If your vehicle has four or more tires on the rear most axle, i.e. duallys, mud flaps are required and must
be at least as wide as the tires and no more than 12 inches from the road surface.​

If your windshield is cracked, we can inspect your vehicle as long as it does not interfere with the windshield wipers working properly.


Brakes (system)
Wheel Assembly
Exhaust System
Tail Lamp
Stop Lamp
License Plate Lamp
Rear Red Reflector
Head Lamp

​Exceeding 7,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight
* Check for evidence of Financial Responsibility, i.e. liability insurance, on towing vehicle

Brakes (system) (If gross weight exceeds 7,500 pounds)
Wheel Assembly
Tail Lamps (2)
Stop Lamps (2)
License Plate Lamp (1)
Rear Red Reflectors (2)
Turn Signal Lamps
Clearance Lamps
Side Marker Lamps
Side Reflectors
Side Marker Lamps and Reflectors (30 feet or more in overall length)
Serial or Vehicle Identification Number
​Safety Guards or Flaps (if four tires or more on rearmost axle) Pole trailers exempt
The above lists are not all inclusive.

For more information - Safety Inspection Information

Emissions Control Inspection for vehicles 2000 - current 
Excludes motorcycles and vehicles equipped with diesel engines

Vehicles manufactured 2000 and later are required to pass an emissions control inspection which also includes a gas cap test.  Vehicles manufactured 1999 and prior years need only pass the safety inspection.  One item that is checked on vehicles manufactured 2000 or newer is the check engine light.  The check engine light should come on momentarily upon starting the engine and then go out once the engine is running.  If the check engine light does not come on or comes on and stays on the vehicle will not pass inspection.

Vehicles 2000 and newer will be subjected to an OBDII test using the vehicle's on board computer.