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    Question 3: I previously lived in Texas.

    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. Unless you are 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.

    To obtain a military packet that includes information on registration and titling fees, sales tax, inspections, and forms, visit the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles website to learn more, or email us at

    If you are new to Texas and need more information on obtaining registration for the first time, visit the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles website.  Paperwork can be mailed in or placed in the secure drop box for processing at our downtown Fort Worth location.  The outside drop box on the northwest corner of the Tarrant County Administration Building is available 24/7.  There is also a drop box inside the building at all of our locations available during normal business hours.  We accept checks/money orders/cashier’s checks made payable to Wendy Burgess, Tax Assessor-Collector, through the mail and in the drop box.  No cash or credit card information please.  The sticker and plates are mailed to you.  Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing and mail time.

    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.  Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing and mail time.  Debit and Credit Cards accepted online.

    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.  We accept checks/money orders/cashier’s checks made payable to Wendy Burgess, Tax Assessor-Collector, through the mail.  If you have moved to a different county, the renewal notice and fees should be mailed to your new county tax office address.  Access a listing of county tax offices in Texas for address and contact information.

    More information can be found on the TxDMV website.


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