COVID-19 FAQs

  • 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, you will have 60 days from the date the department announces that normal operations have resumed to have your vehicle inspected and complete the registration process. To receive email notification of this announcement, please subscribe to our mailing list at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDMV/subscriber/new?topic_id=TXDMV_290.
    • If you have already obtained a passing vehicle inspection, you may renew your registration online at https://renew.txdmv.gov/.
  • 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. You will have 60 days from the date the department announces that normal operations have resumed to have your vehicle inspected and complete the registration process. To receive email notification of this announcement, please subscribe to our mailing list at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDMV/subscriber/new?topic_id=TXDMV_290.
    • 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, you will have 60 days from the date the department announces that normal operations have resumed to have your vehicle inspected and complete the registration process. To receive email notification of this announcement, please subscribe to our mailing list at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDMV/subscriber/new?topic_id=TXDMV_290.
  • When will your offices reopen?
    • On May 26, 2020, some Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Regional Service Centers (RSCs) will begin providing certain in-person services by appointment only, operating at 25% of office capacity. Appointments will only be available for same-day or next-day service.
    • Decisions regarding the reopening of county tax offices and Texas Department of Public Safety driver license offices are made by the respective agencies. For the status of those offices, please contact the agency in question.
  • 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, and/or apply for initial registration. 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 announces that normal operations have resumed to complete the titling process without penalty. No penalties will be assessed for the period associated with the waiver. To receive email notification of this announcement, please subscribe to our mailing list at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDMV/subscriber/new?topic_id=TXDMV_290.
  • 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 announces that normal operations have resumed to complete the titling process without penalty. No penalties will be assessed for the period associated with the waiver. To receive email notification of this announcement, please subscribe to our mailing list at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDMV/subscriber/new?topic_id=TXDMV_290.
    • 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 announces that normal operations have resumed regardless of the inspection date. To receive email notification of this announcement, please subscribe to our mailing list at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDMV/subscriber/new?topic_id=TXDMV_290.