Automobile appointments are required for all vehicle transactions and for vehicles that have never been registered in Texas (e.g., title transfer, new residents, homemade trailers). No appointment is needed for Texas vehicle registration renewals, special plates, registration/plate replacements, disabled placards, or disabled plates.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) handles apportioned registrations, lost or destroyed vehicle titles, and oversize/overweight permits. Go to or call 1(888)-368-4689 for assistance.

Ann Harris Bennett
Tax Assessor-Collector
Title Service Owners / Runners 2022 ID Badge Schedule

ID Badge Picture Location:
Harris County Administration Building
1001 Preston St., Houston, TX 77002
(First Floor Lobby)

ID Badge Pictures are by Appointment Only:
January 19, 2022February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022June 15, 2022
July 20, 2022August 17, 2022
September 21, 2022October 19, 2022
November 16, 2022December 21, 2022

Upon approval of your application, a confirmation email will be sent providing the date and time of your appointment to obtain your ID Badge.

All Motor Vehicle Title Service Owners/Runners doing business in Harris County are required to present a Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office issued photo ID Badge.