Vehicle Registration FAQs

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  • License and Registration Questions

    • Can a vehicle be operated after its registration expires?

    • For how long may a new Texas resident operate his or her vehicle in this state while displaying current out-of-state license plates?

    • I did not receive my renewal notice and my registration has expired. Why am I being forced to pay a 20% penalty?

    • I have not received my registration renewal notice. What do I do?

    • I just moved to Texas. How do I register my vehicle?

    • What if I haven't driven the vehicle since my registration expired. Do I still pay the 20% penalty?

  • Title Questions

    • How do I turn a Salvage Document into a blue negotiable Texas title?

    • I just bought/sold a car. How do I transfer the title?

    • I lost my title. How do I get a duplicate?

    • I sold my vehicle several months ago, but the registration and title have not been changed to reflect the new owner's name and address. I'm getting notices about parking tickets involving that vehicle and the registration renewal notice has also come to me. What can I do?

    • I've bought a vehicle and I have liability insurance on another car. What document can I use to show proof of financial responsibility when I transfer title and registration?

    • What information is required and who is authorized to execute a Statement of Fact should one be required to correct an error on a title assignment?

    • What is required to correct an error in the odometer reading after the title has been issued?