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Renewing a Vehicle Registration in Texas

Texas Registration Renewal

All Texas vehicles are required to be registered through the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Renew your Texas vehicle registration:

  • Online.
  • By Mail.
  • In Person.

Renew Texas Car Registration Online

You can renew your TX vehicle registration without leaving your home up to 90 days before your current registration expires. Renewing online will save you $1.

Before you renew your registration, make sure your current address is on file with the Texas DPS. If you need to, you can update online.

Visit the Texas DPS online portal and provide your:

  • License plate number.
  • Last 4 digits of your vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Texas insurance information.
  • Credit or debit card information for payment.

Renew TX Vehicle Registration by Mail

If you prefer, you can renew your Texas registration by mail. Simply send the following to your local county tax office:

  • Your renewal notice (save the vehicle owner’s section).
  • A copy of the vehicle inspection report.
  • Proof of your Texas liability insurance.
  • Payment for the registration fee (will be listed on your renewal notice).

Renew Texas Registration in Person

To renew your TX vehicle registration in person, visit your local county tax office and provide your:

  • Renewal notice. If you never received your notice, you may provide your:
    • License plate.
    • VIN.
    • Current registration document.
  • Payment for the registration renewal. Acceptable forms of payment may vary between tax offices. Contact the local office for details.

TX Registration Renewal Fees

  • Registration renewal fees for passenger vehicles: $51.75
  • Motorcycle registration renewal: $30.
  • Local fee: $10.
  • Inspection fee: $7.50.
  • Processing fee: $4.75.

For large trucks and miscellaneous vehicles, check the DPS fee chart for more information.