Heads Up, You Get A Free Pass For Expired Tags In Texas Right Now
If you're behind the curve on getting your vehicle registration up-to-date, you've got a free pass in the state of Texas...for now.
In an effort to reduce the need for in-person transactions, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) says that it has worked with Governor Greg Abbott and stakeholders to temporarily waive certain requirements for vehicle registration, vehicle titling and disabled parking placards.
If you've been notified in the mail that it is time to renew your registration, you have a 60-day grace period before you're violating the law.
The change is in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to help people avoid having to go in-person to the tax assessor's office.
The TxDMV has informed law enforcement agencies and the offices of the county tax assessor-collectors of the temporary waiver, and you will not receive a ticket violation for expired tags or expired temporary tags.
At this time, TxDMV continues to fill online registration sticker requests and process all other online services.