How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Texas
The Texas Department of Transportation notifies vehicle owners of the expiration date of their vehicle registration by mail. Vehicle registrations can be renewed before the expiration date either through the mail, or in person. Some counties also have the online service.
REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY U.S. MAIL
- Send the renewal notice, copy of the vehicle's insurance card and the appropriate payment, along with an additional $1 mailing fee for the renewed sticker, to your County Tax Office.
REGISTRATION RENEWAL VIA THE INTERNET
- Go to the Texas Department of Transportation's Online Services website
- Ensure your vehicle is eligible under the category of weight, covered under insurance and is compliant with the law for emissions, scofflaw, etc.
- Have your credit card (Visa, MasterCard) handy to pay for the renewal.
- An additional fee of $2 is charged for online services and another $1 fee for mailing the new sticker.
REGISTRATION RENEWAL IN PERSON
- Locate the County Tax Office in your area.
- Bring the registration renewal notice, proof of current liability insurance along with cash, check, credit or debit card to pay for the renewal.
FEESRegistration for different categories of vehicles in Texas will have different fees as seen here.
- Before renewal, check for errors in the pre-printed vehicle renewal notice that arrived in the mail.
- For correction or change of address, you can call (512) 465-7611 or use the online services to correct your address before renewing. Online forms are also available.