The Harris County Tax Office requires appointments for all automobile services except for registrations/replacements and disabled placards/disabled plates as long as they are not being accompanied by a title transfer or first time Texas registration. Please review the following information before scheduling your appointment below. Each appointment allows for a maximum of 3 transactions per appointment. The online appointment system is not available to dealers, financial institutions, and title services. If you are a business with a fleet of vehicles that you need to title please e-mail us to make other arrangements at Autotdmv@hctx.net . Please note appointments made within 30 days from the date of sale or received in our mail department will not be assessed a penalty.
You can renew online up to 12 months expired however your month of expiration will remain the same. The online receipt serves as proof of registration and the new sticker will be mailed directly to you.
You can renew at a grocery store if you have your renewal notice, passing inspection less than 90 days old and it is not more than 9 months expired however your month of expiration will remain the same.
Registration renewals can be done by mail regardless of the expiration date. Send in a copy of the insurance, inspection less than 90 days old, proof of residency, and check or money order made payable to Harris County. Also, include form MV-469A. E-mail us your plate number for the fee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Harris Bennett
Po box 4089 Attn: Renewal Dept
Houston TX 77210
Payments should be made by credit/debit, money orders, cash, cashier's and personal checks will be accepted (for the correct amount) *2.15% transaction fee plus 50 cent processing fee applies to all card payments
It is very important that if you are picking up special plates you verify on our website that the plates have arrived in our office. Do not go by the e-mail you receive from any other entity except our office. This will ensure you are not turned away for your appointment. Special plates can only be picked up from the main office at 1001 Preston 2nd floor Auto Dept. https://www.hctax.net/Auto/Plate
For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions provided on our website https://www.hctax.net/Auto/AutoFAQ
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