Vehicle Registration

Note: You must register in the county you will be living in. Please confirm this information by either going online or calling the numbers provided.  Please contact your local tax office to verify information, for fee info or to find out alternatives sites for registration  and renewals. This information was furnished  by outside parties and Dallas Native Team makes no claim to the accuracy. 

Registration Requirements

You will need to obtain the following:

  • Texas Inspection (for emissions testing) 
  • Title or most recent registration receipt · Proof of Insurance 
  • If vehicle is paid for you can turn title in and get a Texas title or you may keep your title and get “Registration Purposes Only.” It is better in the long run to change to a Texas Registration. If you have lien holder then you have to do Registration Purposes only.  


New Vehicle Registration in Texas

Texas residents who own a motor vehicle are requireed by law to renew thier vehicle registration annually. You have three registration options

  • Register Online ( for residents in participating counties only )
  • Register by Mail
  • Register in Person


If you are a new resident or your registration has expired, you can only register in person and you must register in the county you will be living in. For more Information about vehicle registration, visit https://www.txdot.gov/

Register By Mail:

Registrtation renewal notices are mailed to all registered vehicle owners. To register by mail, send the following to your county tax office: 

  • Renewal Notice ( keep the vehicle owner's section for your records )
  • Photocopy of your vehicle insurance card
  • Registration Fee ( varies by county ) plus $1 mail-in fee


If you did not receive your renewal notice, please contact your county tax office for assistance. You should ask a tax office representative to verify your mailing address. 

Register In Person:

To register your vehicle in person, take your registration renewal notice and proof of current liability insurance to your county tax office. The registration fee is due at the time of registration. 


If you did not recieve your renewal notice, you can renew your registration using your:

  • Vehicle license plate number
  • Vehicle identification number 
  • Registration receipt from the previous year

Find Your County

Collin County 

Collin County Tax Office 

1800 N. Graves, Ste. 165

McKinney, TX 75070-3659

972-547-5014 

www.co.collin.Texas.us   


Dallas County 

Dallas County Tax Office 

500 Elm Street 

Dallas, TX 75202-3304 

214-653-7811 

www.dallasounty.org   


Denton County 

Denton County Tax Office 

1505 E McKinney  

Denton, TX 76209-4525 

940-349-3510 

https://dentoncounty.com/Departments/Tax-Assessor-Collector   


Ellis County 

Ellis County Tax Office 

114 S. Rogers 

Waxahachie, TX 75165 

972-923-5155

 http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=82   


Grayson County 

Grayson County Tax Office 

100 W. Houston

Sherman, TX 75090 

903-813-4261

 http://www.co.grayson.tx.us/


Hood County 

Hood County Tax Office 

200 Gordon Street, Room 1

Granbury, TX 76048-1890

817-579-3295

https://dmvhandbook.org/locations/hood-county-txdot-office/


Hunt County 

Hunt County Tax Office 

2500 Stonewall Street 

Greenville, TX 75403-4256

903-408-4000

https://www.hctax.info/  


Johnson County 

Johnson County Tax Office 

2 Mill Street, Ste. B

Cleburne, TX 76033

817-558-0122

https://www.johnsoncountytaxoffice.org/ 


Kaufman County 

Kaufman County Tax Office 

100 N Washington Street  

Kaufman, TX 75142-2051 

972-932-0288 

http://www.kaufmancounty.org/   


Palo Pinto County 

Palo Pinto County Tax Office 

520 Oak, Courthouse, Room 107 

Palo Pinto, TX 76484

940-659-1270

http://www.palopintocounty.net/WordPress/county-offices/county-tax-assessor-collector/


Parker County 

Parker County Tax Office 

1112 Santa Fe Drive 

Weatherford, TX 76086

817-598-6139

https://www.parkercountytx.com/154/Tax-Assessor-Collector


Rockwall County 

Rockwall County Tax Office 

101 S. Fannin Street

Rockwall, TX 75087-3700 

972-882-0350

https://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/205/Tax-Office   


Tarrant County 

Tarrant County Tax Office 

100 E. Weatherford Street  

Fort Worth, TX 76196-0301 

817-884-1100 

http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/tax.html    


Wise  County 

WiseCounty Tax Office 

404 W. Walnut 

Decatur, TX 76234-1417

940-627-3304

http://www.co.wise.tx.us/