Temporary Waiver of Vehicle Title and Registration Requirements Remains in Effect

By: TxDMV
| Published 07/03/2020

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AUSTIN, TX - Texans still get 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.
• Vehicle titling.
• Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.
• 30-day temporary permits.

Texans with overdue transactions are encouraged to renew their registration online at www.TxDMV.gov and www.Texas.gov, or by mail.

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:

• Replacement titles.
• Bonded title notices of determination.
• Title histories.
• Temporary permits.
• Assigned/reassigned numbers.
• 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.

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