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Renew expired vehicle tags online

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Tai Moses

Drivers are getting a break from the state – a nine-month break to be exact. Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an order giving owners of motor vehicles up to nine months past their expiration date to renew their vehicle registration online. Those driving with expired tags will not be ticketed by law enforcement. Bruce Elfant, the Travis County tax assessor-collector, clarified in a news release, “Being able to drive your vehicle past the sticker expiration date does not save you money. If you are driving with an overdue sticker, please get your inspection and renew your vehicle registration at Texas.gov.” Those who renew online will receive a receipt, good for one month, to carry in the vehicle until the new registration sticker arrives. More than 300,000 vehicles currently have expired registration stickers in Travis County, and Elfant acknowledges “it’s unlikely we would be able to process the large backlog of registration renewals within the 60-day renewal period at the tax office.” Vehicle registration may also be renewed at HEB or Fiesta Mart grocery stores, Travis County AAA stores, Oak Hill Title Company, and Fry’s Title Service. If your registration is more than nine months overdue, you must make a tax office appointment at TravisCountyTax.org – but it can take up to two months to get an appointment. That’s why renewing online is “the safest and easiest way to update your vehicle registration,” Elfant said.

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