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Vehicle Registration Information


Your vehicle must pass an inspection and emissions test 90 days before renewing your vehicle registration. The state portion of the vehicle inspection fee will be due when you renew your vehicle registration.
Calculate the date here

How to Renew:

Step 1: Inspect

  • Find an inspection station - Use the Texas Department of Public Safety Inspection Station Locator to find a station in your area.
  • Pay the inspection station service fee - You will pay for the inspection service but NOT your state inspection and emission fees.
  • Obtain a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) - Don't lose this report. It proves you passed inspection and emissions testing so you may need to provide it at the time of registration! Need a replacement copy of the VIR for registration renewal purposes? Find it online or visit any Texas Inspection Station.

Step 2: Register

  • Select a renewal method - Renew online, by mail, in person at one of our five offices or through one of our partners. The inspection and emissions status are checked electronically. If there is an issue verifying the status, you will be asked to provide the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) in person, by mail or by e-mail.
  • Pay the state registration, inspection and emissions fees.
  • Place the sticker on your windshield - Place your registration sticker on your car - it's the only sticker you need. It serves as proof of current registration AND inspection.

 NOTICE: Vehicle and/or trailers must be registered in the County you reside in. 

Online

Vehicle cannot be expired more than 9 months, or must be renewed in person at one of our 5 offices.

Have your vehicle inspected first.

In-Person

Appointments are available but not necessary - Walk-ins welcome
(Appointments available at our Conroe and The Woodlands offices)

Bring your renewal notice, inspection report, insurance card, U.S. issued ID/Driver's License or Passport
Payment options: cash, check, money order, credit/debit (all card payments will include a 2.15% convenience fee)

Mail

Please mail to:
Montgomery County Tax Office
Tammy J. McRae - Tax Assessor-Collector
400 N. San Jacinto St.
Conroe, TX 77301

Include your renewal notice, copy of the inspection report, copy of your insurance card, and a check/money order made payable to:
Tammy J. McRae - Tax Assessor-Collector

*If your vehicle is expired: Include a signed statement stating if the vehicle has/has not been driven & if there has been a citation issued for the expired registration.

Substation

Vehicle cannot be expired more than 9 months, or must be renewed in person at one of our 5 offices.

Bring your inspection report, insurance card, U.S. issued ID/Driver's License or Passport


* If your vehicle or trailer requires new license plates (see the replacement section below), you must visit one of our 5 offices to process your renewal. All title transfers and new resident registrations are processed at the 5 Tax Office locations.


Replacement Plates and/or Sticker:

Replacements can be obtained by the registered owner in-person or by mail for a $6.50 fee.

  • Form VTR-60 must be completed. 
  • Valid photo ID

If someone other than the owner will be processing, please bring the above information along with the following:

  • Authorization Form - completed by the owner
  • Copy of the owner's photo ID.
  • Photo ID of the authorized person.

* For replacement plates: owner must surrender the registration sticker and license plates (if available).


New Residents of Texas:

Step 1: Inspect

  • Find an inspection station - Use the Texas Department of Public Safety Inspection Station Locator to find a station in your area.
  • Pay the inspection station service fee - You will pay for the inspection service but NOT your state inspection and emission fees.
  • Obtain a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) - Don't lose this report. It proves you passed inspection and emissions testing. You will need to provide the original inspection report at the time of registration for VIN verification!

Step 2: Register

  • Visit one of our 5 offices - Bring: Form 130-U, Proof of Insurance (declarations page may be requested if not Texas Liability), Original Inspection Report, Title/Registration from the previous state, Photo ID.
  • Pay the Fees -  $33 document fee, New Resident Tax ($90) or Sales Tax (6.25%), state registration, inspection and emissions fees.
  • Place the sticker on your windshield - Place your registration sticker on your car - it's the only sticker you need. It serves as proof of current registration AND inspection.

* Vehicle and/or trailers must be registered in the County you reside in.
* You may also need to provide paid sales tax verification from the previous state

For more information, please visit the Motor Vehicle FAQ page or call our office at (936) 539-7897.

Step 3: Texas Driver's License

*For more information on obtaining a Driver's License click here

Change of Address:

You can change your address online by visiting www.txdmv.gov.

 

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