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Need a Replacement Title?
Fill out Form VTR-34, Application for a Certified Copy of Title, and submit it to your Regional Service Center.
Or mail the application to:
1601 Southwest Parkway, Suite A
Wichita Falls, TX 76302
Texas residents are responsible for titling and registering their motor vehicles with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles unless you are active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces or non-resident, full-time students attending a Texas college or university.
We also provide parking placards for disabled drivers, and offer consumer protection programs such as the Texas Lemon Law. You can also find specialty license plates and check to see if your moving company is licensed with the TxDMV.
If you have questions about your vehicle and do not find the answers to your questions here, please contact us at (888) DMV-GOTX / (888)368-4689.
For Texas driver licenses please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety at (512) 424-2600 or visit their website at www.txdps.state.tx.us .
Buy or Sell
Get the vehicle title and have the seller sign, date, and enter the odometer reading on the back.
Have the seller sign your application for title and write in the sales price.
- After the sale:
Go to your local county tax office with the seller to file the required paperwork.
File your application for title in your name within 30 days from the date of the sale.
Texas Registration Fees
Get a vehicle transit permit – you'll need it if the previous owner kept the license plates.
Sign, date and enter the odometer reading on the back of the title.
Sign the buyer's application for title (Form 130-U) and write in the sales price.
Keep your license plates – you may transfer them to your other vehicle.
Remove the windshield registration sticker.
- After the Sale:
Go to your local county tax office with the buyer to file the required paperwork.
If you do not accompany the buyer to the county tax office, file a vehicle transfer notification.
For more information about vehicle title transfers, please call us at (888) 368-4689 or send us an email.
Replacement License Plates
Replacement plates are available through your local county tax assessor-collector’s office. It costs $6 for most vehicles plus a $1 automation fee (used for computer upgrades to the registration and titling system).
If you are visiting Texas from another state or country, your valid disabled parking placard and plates will be honored, providing the placard/plate is valid. However, you must abide by Texas laws regarding parking privileges, which may be different from your home state or country.
To help make the process easier, we have created a military packet summarizing the steps to title or register your vehicle. This packet may also be used by friends and family to submit title and registration forms on your behalf.
Non-residents serving in Texas may, but are not required to, register their vehicle with the local county tax office.