Waiver of vehicle title and registration requirements remains in effect
(July 3, 2020) AUSTIN -- Texans are still getting a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary waiver announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will provide a notification when normal services resume, allowing the public 60 days from then to conduct any overdue title and registration transactions.
The waiver covers the following services:
Initial vehicle registration.
Vehicle registration renewal.
Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.
30-day temporary permits.
Most in-person vehicle title and registration services are handled by county tax offices. For the status of county tax offices, Texans should visit www.TxDMV.gov/covid-19 or contact their county tax office directly.
The following transactions are available in-person by appointment only at TxDMV regional service centers:
Bonded title notices of determination.
Registration refund authorizations.
Investigation and resolution of Texas title errors.
To schedule a same-day or next-day appointment, visit www.TxDMV.gov/appointment.
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) for these services.The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registers and titles motor vehicles, licenses motor vehicle dealers, credentials motor carriers, issues oversize/overweight permits, investigates complaints against dealers and motor carriers, and awards grants to law enforcement agencies to reduce vehicle burglaries and thefts. Learn more at www.TxDMV.gov.
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