I previously lived in Texas but am currently out of state. How do I register my vehicle in Texas?
Contact the tax assessor-collector's office in the county where you last resided. If you are exempt from the required safety inspection because you are active military or a full-time student, the tax office will send you a packet containing the information and forms you will need to renew the registration on your vehicle. If you are not a full-time student or active military, you must register the vehicle in the state where you now reside.
If you are currently a Texas resident and are temporarily located out of state, you may continue to renew online or by mail as long as you have not established residency elsewhere.
Renew Online : You may renew registration, request specialty and military license plates, change your address, or sign up for e-Reminders for your registration by accessing the TxDMV website. When renewing online, you will receive your registration sticker by mail approximately 10 days afterwards.
Renew By Mail: Registration may be purchased by mail. Mail your renewal notice and proof of liability insurance to the address shown on your renewal notice. If you have moved to a different county, the renewal notice should be mailed to your new county tax office address. Access a listing of county tax offices. Select "TAC Listing" from the Documents list to open a .pdf file with all tax offices throughout the state.
More information can be found on the TxDMV website.
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