For some reason I am unable to respond to the comments section of this blog. I've tried numerous times and still am unable so I thought I would just comment back in a post and answer you!!
In this state your vehicle must be inspected every 12 months to ensure its a safely opperational vehicle. Some of the things they check are your Tires, brakes, windshield wipers, horn lights, etc. If any of the long list of things they check for are bad or need replaced they fail your inspection and you have 15 days to remedy the situation and obtain an inspection sticker. The inspection and sticker cost 16.00. Since I've already paid this and obtained a fail, once I remedy the wrongs I can have the car reinspected at the same place for 1.00.
All vehicles must have a inspection sticker and a county sticker.
The county sticker is also good for 12 months and it costs 25.00 a year. Its tied into personal property taxes but is a seperate charge we still have to pay personal property taxes in addition to the county sticker.
I hope that explains it a bit better, I didn't take into account how different things are in other states.