This is another question shops often hear when giving a windshield replacement quote. The answer is more than likely going to be “no” which brings us to another question. Will the auto glass shop transfer the old inspection sticker to the new windshield after it has been installed? Some shops will and some shops will not. The laws surrounding windshield replacement and inspection stickers vary from state to state and the penalties in some states can be quite substantial. I’ve heard that Texas for example can range from $1,500 to several years in prison if caught transferring an inspection sticker from one windshield to another. I would suggest contacting the local DPS if you’re having a windshield replacement and ask them to give you the proper channels for obtaining a new inspection sticker after the auto glass shop has finished your install.
In some states if your inspection sticker has been damaged or stolen it’s a matter of showing your receipt for the original inspection sticker in order to have a new one issued. Newly issued stickers will usually cover the remaining time frame that was on the original damaged or stolen sticker. If the state you live in doesn’t offer a new inspection sticker based on the receipt then you’ll more than likely have to pay for a temporary replacement sticker which is generally $12 to $15 dollars. Most states will not issue a temporary replacement sticker without showing the receipt for the original inspection sticker. Even if you end up paying for a whole new inspection in order to get a sticker it’s better than getting a ticket and paying a fine for not having the sticker.
Most auto glass shops are aware of their local state law in regards to inspection stickers and will let you know how to get a new sticker if they are restricted by the law and unable to transfer your original sticker.