In an effort to reduce the need for in-person transactions, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) worked with Governor Abbott to temporarily waive certain requirements for vehicle registration and vehicle titling. On March 16, 2020, the Governor issued a statement granting a temporary extension to obtain initial vehicle registrations, the renewal of vehicle registrations and titling.
Per TxDMV, this temporary waiver will remain in effect until 60 days after TxDMV notifies the public that normal vehicle registration, vehicle titling and related services have resumed. Although TxDMV will continue to process registrations online, to date, normal operations have not restarted.
TxDMV has informed law enforcement agencies and the offices of the county tax assessor-collectors of the temporary waiver.
TX DPS reported that it realizes that Texans may have limited access to vehicle inspection stations and has issued the following statement: “Even if your registration will be expiring in the near future, it is not necessary to have your vehicle inspected until after TxDMV notifies the public that normal registration and related services have resumed.”