TxDMV Press Release

TxDMV Announces Upcoming Deployment of Redesigned Temporary Tags

Enhanced security and data enhancements would further reduce fraudulent tag use

November 23, 2022 - Texas temporary tags are getting a major design overhaul. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is introducing a new look for tags that are issued by licensed Texas motor vehicle dealers. This is the next step in ongoing efforts that have made a significant difference in curtailing and preventing the fraudulent production of, access to, and use of temporary tags.

TxDMV Keeping Unsafe Trucks Off the Road

TxDMV recognized for oversize/overweight permit process enhancements

May 2, 2022 - Drilling rigs, wind turbines, and airplanes – oh my! Texas drivers sometimes spot the strangest things rolling down the road. A safety enhancement for the system that permits the movement of large and sometimes unusual loads that are critical to supporting the Texas economy is getting some recognition.

TxDMV Board Takes Action to Prevent the Fraudulent Production, Use of Temporary Tags

January 28, 2022 - Stopping the fraudulent production and use of temporary tags is the top priority of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). During a specially called meeting on the issue yesterday, the TxDMV Board took decisive action to stop the fraudulent production and use of temporary tags by establishing limits on the number of temporary tags available to dealers and denying bad actors access to the temporary tag database as soon as fraudulent activity has been identified. These actions will have immediate effect, once filed with the Texas Register.

Temporary Waiver of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Remains in Effect

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:

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