April 1, 2021

Laura Aranda Smith
Director of Communications

The State Announces the End of the Temporary COVID-19 Pandemic Waiver of Vehicle Title & Registration

Harris County residents have until April 14, 2021 to complete overdue transactions

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Ann Harris Bennett announces the state’s termination of the temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements. The waiver will expire at 11:59 p.m. on April 14, 2021.

“Governor Greg Abbott provided a waiver for registration and titling requirements during the pandemic as part of the state’s disaster declaration,” Bennett said. “The public needs to know that the termination date for the auto waiver is coming soon and that the Harris County Tax Office is ready to assist vehicle owners who have until April 14, 2021 to complete their pending transactions. We continue to offer support in person, through in-office appointments, online services and by mail.”

If you have not renewed your expired vehicle registration sticker, you should make plans to renew on or before April 14, 2021. It is not necessary to wait until the deadline to complete any overdue transactions.

Options for renewing your vehicle registration:

Reminder: Before renewing a vehicle registration, Harris County residents will need to obtain a passing vehicle inspection at the state vehicle inspection station of their choice, unless their vehicle is exempt from inspection requirements.

Disabled placard or disabled license plate transactions may be handled through the mail. Completed paperwork and payment may be mailed to:
Ann Harris Bennett
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector
Attn: Auto Disabled Department
P.O. Box 4089
Houston, TX 77210-4089
Checks must be payable to Harris County or Ann Harris Bennett.

The expiring temporary waiver covers the following services:

If you need assistance with your auto transactions, contact the Harris County Tax Office by email at autotdmv@hctx.net, by phone at 713-274-8000, or visit www.hctax.net/.

Sample Vehicle Registration Sticker