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Vehicle title & registration waiver ends April 14, 2021
By Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Apr 13, 2021
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Austin, Texas -- The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end at 11:59 p.m. on April 14, 2021, with no grace period. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) reminds Texans to complete any overdue transactions now.

Three ways to renew your vehicle registration:

1) Online: Visit www.TxDMV.gov or www.Texas.gov. This is the quickest and least expensive way to renew.

Save $1 if you renew online. Online renewal is available up to nine months past your registration expiration date.

2) Mail: Return the bottom portion of your registration renewal form, payment and other required information to your county tax assessor-collector.

3) In Person: Visit the office of your county tax assessor-collector. In many counties, in-person renewal is also available at other locations, such as certain grocery stores. Contact your county tax office to check hours and locations.

Reminder: Before renewing registration, Texans will need to obtain a passing vehicle inspection at the state vehicle inspection station of their choice, unless their vehicle is exempt from inspection requirements.

The expiring temporary waiver covers the following services:

Initial vehicle registration.

Vehicle registration renewal.

Vehicle titling.

Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.

30-day temporary permits.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles does not issue driver licenses or state ID cards. Texans should contact the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) at www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/ for these services.