Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported July 3. The temporary waiver, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect.
The waiver covers the following services:
- Initial vehicle registration.
- Vehicle registration renewal.
- Vehicle titling.
- Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.
- 30-day temporary permits.
TxDMV plans to provide a notification when normal services resume, allowing the public 60 days from then to conduct any overdue title and registration transactions.
Most in-person vehicle title and registration services are handled by county tax offices. Hopkins County’s Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office, located in the Hopkins County Courthouse Annex on Jefferson Street (in the building where early voting in the party primary runoff elections is being conducted) is open Monday-Friday to handle these needs of county residents. For the status of ax offices in other Texas counties, visit www.TxDMV.gov/covid-19 or contact the county tax office directly.
The following transactions are available in-person by appointment only at TxDMV regional service centers:
- Replacement titles.
- Bonded title notices of determination.
- Title histories.
- Temporary permits.
- Assigned/reassigned numbers.
- Registration refund authorizations.
- Investigation and resolution of Texas title errors.
To schedule a same-day or next-day appointment, visit www.TxDMV.gov/appointment.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles does not issue driver licenses or state ID cards. Texans should contact the Texas Department of Public Safety those services.