Vehicle Registration Waiver Ending in Texas

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Is your car registration and/or inspection past due? Due to the pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home restrictions that were in place across Texas in 2020, Governor Abbott had announced a temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements.

On April 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM, this waiver will end. Law enforcement officials could write citations for expired registration stickers after this time.

Vehicle registration can be renewed in the following 3 ways:

  1. Online – Visit or Save $1 if you renew online. Online renewal is available up to nine months past your registration expiration date
  2. 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.
  3. By mail – Return the bottom portion of your registration renewal form, payment and other required information to your county tax assessor-collector. Remember to allow for time for mail delivery and processing.

Before renewing registration, all Texan drivers will need to complete a vehicle inspection, unless their vehicle is exempt.

To find out more information about the vehicle registration waiver in Texas and the expiry of that waiver click here.

April is a great time to check out the official state flower of Texas – the bluebonnet! Check out our guide for the best spots to see bluebonnets around Houston!


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