AUTO FAQs: COVID-19

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  • My registration is expired. What should I do?
    • The Governor issued a waiver from the requirement to renew registration. The waiver was issued to avoid having large crowds in the county tax assessor collector offices. You may choose to take no action during the waiver period. If you take no action, when the state of emergency has passed you will have 60 days to have your vehicle inspected and complete the registration process.
    • If you have already obtained a passing vehicle inspection, you may renew your registration online at https://renew.txdmv.gov/.

     

  • My temporary permit is expired. What should I do?
    • The Governor issued a waiver from the requirements for temporary permits. The waiver was issued to avoid having crowds in public spaces. When the state of emergency has passed you will have 60 days to obtain another temporary permit.

     

  • My vehicle is due for an inspection, what should I do?
    • The Governor issued a waiver from the requirement to renew registration. The waiver was issued to avoid having crowds in public spaces. When the state of emergency has passed you will have 60 days to have your vehicle inspected and complete the registration process.
    • If you are able to obtain a passing vehicle inspection, you may renew your registration online at https://renew.txdmv.gov/.

     

  • I am in Texas. Do I still need to get an inspection before I can renew my registration online?
    • Yes. You will not be able to complete your online registration transaction without passing a vehicle inspection. The Governor issued a waiver from the requirement to renew registration. The waiver was issued to avoid having crowds in public spaces. You may choose to take no action during the waiver period. If you take no action, when the state of emergency has passed you will have 60 days to have your vehicle inspected and complete the registration process.

     

  • What about my driver license?
    • The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issues driver licenses. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is unable to provide guidance on DPS policies. For information on driver license policies, please visit the DPS website: https://www.dps.texas.gov/

     

  • I bought a vehicle and need to transfer title. What do I do?
    • The Governor issued a waiver for the requirement to apply for title within a specified timeframe and the associated delinquent transfer penalty to avoid having large crowds in the county tax assessor-collector offices. No action is required during the waiver period. If you take no action, you will have 60 days from the date the department sends notice normal operations have resumed to complete the titling process without penalty. No penalties will be assessed for the period associated with the waiver.

     

  • My county is closed. Can I go to another county to process my title transfer?
    • The Governor issued a waiver for the requirement to apply for title within a specified timeframe and the associated delinquent transfer penalty to avoid having large crowds in the county tax assessor-collector offices. No action is required during the waiver period. If you take no action, you will have 60 days from the date the department sends notice normal operations have resumed to complete the titling process without penalty. No penalties will be assessed for the period associated with the waiver.
    • If you choose to continue with your title transfer, contact the desired county to ensure the county is open and to determine what options they have available to apply for title. This may include submitting the transaction by mail versus in person.

     

  • I need to obtain a vehicle identification number inspection (68-A) performed by law enforcement to obtain title to my vehicle, but offices are closed. What do I do?
    • The Governor issued a waiver for the requirement to apply for title within a specified timeframe and the associated delinquent transfer penalty to avoid large crowds. The waiver for title requirements prevents the need to obtain a 68-A during this time. In addition, the department has extended the period in which a previously completed 68-A can be accepted. The 30-calendar day period has been extended to be consistent with the waiver to apply for title in a specified timeframe. A properly completed 68-A is acceptable until 60 days after the department provides notice normal operations have resumed regardless of the inspection date.