All vehicles used on public highways are required to meet all of the state equipment requirements;
If you are building a vehicle and/or need a vehicle identification number assigned, You must contact your local Texas Dept. of Transportation/Vehicle Registration Office first. It is highly recommended that you contact TXDOT prior to building or purchasing a vehicle to be built. The laws have recently changed & you may need additional construction inspections from the state.
Once you have a VIN number & satisfied all requirements of TXDOT and obtained liability insurance, you will need to have the vehicle safety inspected.
The last step for vehicle registration is to go to the county vehicle registration office to complete the title & registration process.