December 18, 2020

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. “I would like the public to know that now that we have a termination date for the waiver, 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 through in-office appointments and our online services.”

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.

The expiring temporary waiver covers the following services:

Contact the Harris County Tax Office at 713-274-8000, or visit www.hctax.net, if you need assistance with completing your auto transactions.

Sample Vehicle Registration Sticker