Renew Registration in Texas

Need to renew your Texas car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Renewing your Texas Vehicle Registration

If you are renewing your tag in Texas, you have the option of doing it online, in person or via mail.

Texas allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. In order to register online, click here and follow the instructions given.

To renew your Texas tag in person, visit find your local DMV office. You will also be required to present payment for the required fees, your license plate number and proof of insurance.

If you're out of state or can’t make it into an office, the state of Texas allows you to renew your registration by mail.  You must mail the renewal notice, a copy of your insurance card, and the required fees (plus $1 transaction fee for mailing in your renewal) to the county tax office. You may also need to conduct an emissions inspection, if applicable.

If you have lost your renewal notice, please contact the customer service line by calling 1-512-465-7611.