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If you just moved to Texas, read about registering your vehicle for the first time in the New to Texas section.

If you just moved to Travis County and your vehicle already has Texas license plates, see the section titled New to Travis County.

Renewal Options:

  • Mail
    Renew a current or expired registration by sending a copy of your current proof of insurance, a check or money order and your vehicle identification number (VIN) to Travis County Tax Office / P.O. Box 149326 / Austin, TX 78714-9326. A registration renewal form is not required. You will receive a new sticker (and plates if required) in 10-14 business days.  Please call (512) 854-9473 if you have been ticketed for driving with expired tags to get the correct fee. Vehicle owners providing proof of insurance should retain their original documents and mail a copy.
  • Online
    Renew a current or expired registration (within 6 months) with a credit card at www.texas.gov. A $3 convenience fee applies. A registration renewal form is not required, but you will need your license plate number and the last 4 digits of your VIN. You will receive a new sticker (and plates if required) in 7-10 business days. Be aware that you will be charged for a full 12 months of registration, which includes the portion you have already used. You will keep the same renewal month. If your registration is expired but you haven't been driving the vehicle, call (512) 854-9473.
  • In-Person
    Renew a current or expired registration at any of our five tax office locations. Bring your current proof of insurance, a valid photo ID and your payment. A registration renewal form is not required. You will receive a new sticker (and plates if required) during your visit. If you need to send someone to renew your registration for you, please complete a Limited Power of Attorney to Register or Re-register a Motor Vehicle (Español) form. Your authorized renewal agent must bring this form, your current proof of insurance and a valid photo ID (for themselves) to renew for you.
  • By Telephone
    Renew a current or expired registration with a credit card by calling (512) 854-9473. A $3 convenience fee applies. A debit card that includes a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express logo can be used as a credit card to renew your registration. Be prepared to provide your vehicle identification number. You may be required to fax or e-mail your current proof of insurance. A registration renewal form is not required. You will receive a new sticker (and plates if required) in 5-7 business days. Upon request, we can e-mail or fax a copy of your renewed registration receipt the same day.
  • HEB Grocery Stores and the City of Jonestown
    Renew a current Travis County registration (expiring this month or next month only) at these neighborhood HEB stores or at the City of Jonestown office. Bring the entire renewal notice, your current proof of insurance, a valid photo ID and your payment. This is the only option that requires the renewal form. You will receive a new sticker during your visit. You cannot renew this way if you need license plates. You cannot renew this way if your registration is expired. You cannot renew this way if your renewal notice is for any county besides Travis.

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Registration Fee Schedule for Travis County

  • Commonly Registered Vehicles
    $64.25 = Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks weighing up to 6,000 pounds ($50.75 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $58.50 = Trailers up to 6,000 pounds ($45.00 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $43.50 = Motorcycles ($30.00 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $ 7.00 = Replacement License Plates/Registration Stickers ($6.00 replacement fee + $1.00 local fees)
  • Heavy Vehicles
    $ 67.50 = Vehicles weighing 6,001-10,000 pounds ($54 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $123.50 = Vehicles weighing 10,001-18,000 pounds ($110 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $218.50 = Vehicles weighing 18,001-25,999 pounds ($205 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $353.50 = Vehicles weighing 26,000-40,000 pounds ($340 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $548.50 = Vehicles weighing 40,001-54,999 pounds ($535 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $753.50 = Vehicles weighing 55,000-70,000 pounds ($740 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    $853.50 = Vehicles weighing 70,001-80,000 pounds ($840 registration + $13.50 local fees)
    Varies = Vehicles weighing 80,001 pounds or more - call (512) 854-9473 with the VIN for exact fees
  • Processing Fees
    $1.00 = Mail-in fee
    $3.00 = Fee charged by www.texas.gov to renew online
    $3.00 = Credit card processing fee for payments up to $100.00 when paying in-person or by phone through our office.
    3% = Credit card processing fee for payments over $100.00 when paying in-person or by phone through our office.

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Additional Details

    When the message New Plates Required appears on your notice, renew by mail, in-person, by phone or online. This type of plate is issued automatically. Follow the renewal directions above. There is no additional fee and you do not need to do anything special in order to be issued new plates when they are required.
    If your registration has expired and you have been ticketed for driving with expired tags, you must renew in-person or by phone. You will be charged a penalty equal to 20% of your registration fee. Your receipt will be stamped "penalty paid". This stamped receipt is what you will use to prove that you have completed the requirements of the ticket.
    To update your mailing address or to have future renewal notices sent via e-mail, call (512) 854-9473 with your vehicle identification number (VIN) or visit www.texas.gov.

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