July 3, 2020 - 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.
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.