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, Street, # 165 | McKinney, TX 75070

     972-547-5014 | www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense


     Texas Department of Public safety

     400 Power House Street | McKinney, TX 75071

     214-733-5350 | www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense


     Texas Department of Public safety

     2109 W Parker Road, #224 | Plano, TX 75023

     972-867-4221 | www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense 

 

Dallas County 

     Dallas County Tax Office 

     500 Elm Street  | Dallas, TX 75202

     214-653-7811 | www.dallascounty.org 


     Texas Department of Public Safety/Driver License Mega Center

     39025 Lyndon B Johnson Service Road | Dallas, TX 75232

     214-303-3958 | www.dps.texas.gov 


     Texas Department of Public Safety/Drivers License Mega Center

     4445 Saturn Road A | Garland, TX 75041

     214-861-3700 | www.dps.texas.gov 


     Texas Department of Public Safety

     350 W Interstate 30 | Garland, TX 75043

     214-861-2125 | www.dps.texas.gov 


     Texas Department of Public Safety

      1925 E Belt Line, Road, #100 | Carrollton, TX 75006

     972-478-5200 | www.dps.texas.gov 


     Texas Department of Public Safety

      701 N Bagdad Road | Grand Prairie, TX 75050 

      972-343-2520 | www.dps.texas.gov


Denton County 

     Denton County Tax Office 

     1505 E McKinney | Denton, TX 76209 

     940-349-3510 

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


    Texas Department of Public Safety

     624 NE Loop 820 | Hurst, TX 76053

     817-299-1426 |  www.dps.texas.gov 


     Texas Department of Public Safety

      1925 E Belt Line, Road, #100 | Carrollton, TX 75006

      972-478-5200 | www.dps.texas.gov 


     Texas Department of Public Safety

     400 N Valley Parkway, #2072 | Lewisville, TX 75067

     972-221-8081 |  www.dps.texas.gov 


Ellis County 

     Ellis County Tax Office 

     114 S. Rogers | Waxahachie, TX 75165 

     972-923-5155 | www.co.ellis.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=82 


     Texas Department of Public Safety

      701 N Bagdad Road | Grand Prairie, TX 75050 

      972-343-2520 | www.dps.texas.gov 


Grayson County 

     Grayson County Tax Office 

     100 W. Houston | Sherman, TX 75090 

     903-813-4261 | www.co.grayson.tx.us/


Hood County 

     Hood County Tax Office 

     200 Gordon Street, Room 1 | Granbury, TX 76048

     817-579-3295

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


Hunt County 

     Hunt County Tax Office 

     2500 Stonewall Street | Greenville, TX 75403

     903-408-4000 | www.hctax.info/  


Johnson County 

     Johnson County Tax Office 

     2 Mill Street, Suite B | Cleburne, TX 76033

     817-558-0122| www.johnsoncountytaxoffice.org/ 


Kaufman County 

     Kaufman County Tax Office 

     100 N Washington Street | Kaufman, TX 75142 

     972-932-0288 | www.kaufmancounty.org/   


Palo Pinto County 

     Palo Pinto County Tax Office 

     520 Oak, Courthouse, Room 107 | Palo Pinto, TX 76484

     940-659-1270

      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 | www.parkercountytx.com/154/Tax-Assessor-Collector


Rockwall County 

     Rockwall County Tax Office 

     101 S. Fannin Street | Rockwall, TX 75087-3700 

     972-882-0350 | www.rockwallcountytexas.com/205/Tax-Office   


Tarrant County 

     Tarrant County Tax Office 

     100 E. Weatherford Street | Fort Worth, TX 76196

     817-884-1100 | http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/tax.html    


    Texas Department of Public Safety

    624 NE Loop 820 | Hurst, TX 76053

    817-299-1426 |  www.dps.texas.gov


    Texas Department of Public Safety

     701 N Bagdad Road | Grand Prairie, TX 75050 

     972-343-2520 | www.dps.texas.gov


     Texas Department of Public Safety

     3901 West Arkansas Lane, #111 | Arlington, TX 76016

     817-274-1818 | www.dps.texas.gov


Wise  County 

     Wise County Tax Office 

     404 W. Walnut | Decatur, TX 76234

     940-627-3304 | www.co.wise.tx.us/