Texans encouraged to renew vehicle registration at Texas.gov

Texas.gov and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) are reminding all Texans that the online option for renewing a vehicle registration is still available. With the launch of the new Two Steps, One Sticker program on March 1, 2015, vehicles must first pass an inspection. When ready, Texans can head directly to Texas.gov/Driver (www.texas.gov/driver) to complete their renewal.

The process for taking care of a vehicle registration renewal online is very straightforward:

1.    Get your car inspected. The inspection station will provide you with a Vehicle Inspection Report for your records. This information is also sent automatically to the state’s database. (Note: From March 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016, you may renew your registration without passing a new inspection if your vehicle already has a current, passing inspection unless your inspection and registration stickers expire in the same month. Visit www.twostepsonesticker.com for more details.)

2.    Go online to renew your registration. Texas.gov/Driver is the easiest way to access the online service. Your inspection information will already be in the system and you can finish the renewal in just a few minutes.

3.    Receive your sticker in the mail. After verifying your renewal, the county tax office will mail the registration sticker to you.

“We want Texans to have access to TxDMV services around the clock,” said Executive Director Whitney Brewster. “The time-saving process of online vehicle registration renewal allows you to take care of business when and where it’s convenient for you.”

In partnership with TxDMV, Texas.gov processed nearly three million online vehicle registration renewals in 2014, and all 254 counties in Texas offer this convenient, secure service.

Consumer Alert: In order to safely take care of your government business online, beware of unofficial, look-alike websites operated by private organizations that may charge unnecessary fees for services or information. Instead, make sure you are using the State’s official website, www.texas.gov, or an official state agency website to complete your online transaction. To access an official website, enter the URL in the address bar at the top of your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.)instead of entering the address in a search engine bar (e.g. Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.). Also look for the .gov or .state.tx.us extension which will be present in the URLs of all official Texas state government websites.

About Texas.gov

Texas.gov is the official website of the State of Texas (www.texas.gov) and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Resources (DIR). Texas.gov helps state and local government entities web-enable their services and operates without appropriated funds through a partnership between the State and Texas NICUSA, LLC. Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets Texas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has securely processed more than 247 million financial transactions and collected more than $33 billion on behalf of participating entities.