Pandemic waivers of Texas vehicle title and registration requirements end this week

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Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 3:38 PM CDT
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(CBSDFW.COM) — If your Texas car registration is expired you only have a few days to get it renewed without penalty and possible citation.

After Wednesday, April 14 police will start ticketing drivers who do not have a current registration sticker.

It was last year when Governor Greg Abbott signed an order to waive certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to COVID-19.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) wants drivers to complete any overdue transactions.

There are three ways to renew your vehicle registration:

  • Online at or Save $1 if you renew online. Online renewal is available up to nine months past your registration expiration date.
  • By Mail: Return the bottom portion of your registration renewal form, payment and other required information to your county tax assessor-collector.
  • In Person: Visit the office of your county tax assessor-collector.

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

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