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Temporary waiver of vehicle title, registration remains in effect

Temporary waiver of vehicle title, registration remains in effect
July 10
11:02 2020

Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary waiver announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles on July 3.

The Texas DMV will provide a notification when normal services resume, allowing the public 60 days from then to conduct any overdue title and registration transactions.

The waiver covers the following services:

• Initial vehicle registration.
• Vehicle registration renewal.
• Vehicle titling.
• Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.
• 30-day temporary permits.

Texans with overdue transactions are encouraged to renew their registration online at and, or by mail.

Most in-person vehicle title and registration services are handled by county tax offices. For the status of county tax offices, Texans should visit or contact their county tax office directly. In Stephens County, that number is 254-559-2732.

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

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles does not issue driver licenses or state ID cards. Texans should contact the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for those services.


Information provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Stephens County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office

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