FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2015
Media Contact: Justin Concepcion
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is joined by the Clear Channel Outdoor and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to kick-off the first day of the One Sticker initiative in Harris County to educate residents of the new rules regarding auto inspection and registration.
“Education is key to ensure the public understands the new rules regarding auto registration and inspection,” said Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “I’m proud to announce that my office is partnering with Clear Channel Outdoor in a countywide billboard campaign and radio Public Service Announcements with iHeartMedia to help promote the One Sticker Program”
“Clear Channel Outdoor has donated more than 60 billboards which are now posted throughout Harris County,” said Lee Vela, Clear Channel Vice President of Public Affairs – Houston Division. “This new program will affect every single vehicle owner in our state. We’re proud to assist the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office in educating the public about this new program.”
"Our deputies will work with the drivers of Harris County. If both the registration sticker and the inspection sticker are expired then they will be issued a ticket. However, if only one of the two stickers is expired, they will not be ticketed so as to give drivers an opportunity to update both stickers and catch up with the new process,” said Major Steven Marino who heads the HCSO’s Patrol Command.
“In addition to billboards and TV and Radio PSAs, my office has been presenting information to business and community groups to educate the public about this new program,” said Mr. Sullivan. “My goal is to create the best customer service experience possible. If you would like my team to present to your group about One Sticker, please contact my office at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The One Sticker program is a result of House Bill 2305, which passed during the 83rd Legislative Session in 2013. Under the new One Sticker program, vehicle owners must pass an inspection prior to renewing their registration. When vehicle owners renew their registration, the system will verify whether the vehicle has a valid inspection. Without a passing inspection, the vehicle will not be eligible for registration renewal. For more information, please visit www.OneSticker.net.