Motor Vehicle Registration

If your registration has not yet expired, you may renew it online at
 You may mail your your registration to:  Taylor County Dept. of Motor Vehicles, PO Box 3762, Abilene, TX 79604.   

In efforts to reduce the need for in-person transactions, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has worked with Governor  Greg Abbott and stakeholders to temporarily waive certain requirements for vehicle registration, vehicle titling and disabled placards.  Please see attached Media Release from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. 

On March 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation, declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas due to the threat of COVID-19. Governor Abbott also issued a statement on March 16, 2020, granting a temporary extension to obtain initial registration, renewal of registration, vehicle titling, and renewal of a permanent disabled parking placard.  Governor Abbott also granted a temporary extension for an individual with an expired 30-day temporary permit to obtain another permit or Texas registration.  

The temporary waiver applies to vehicle owners in all Texas counties as set forth in the above-referenced proclamation and statement. This temporary waiver is in effect until 60 days after TxDMV notifies the public that normal vehicle registration, vehicle titling and related service have resumed.  The 60-day period will be the same for all counties.

The purpose of this waiver is to prevent customers from having to physically visit a county tax assessor-collector office to obtain initial registration, to obtain a 30-day temporary permit, to transfer title; or to renew registration or a permanent disabled parking placard. Customers may continue to renew their registration online at  At this time, TxDMV continues to fill online registration sticker requests and process all other online services.

TxDMV has informed law enforcement agencies and the office of the county tax assessor-collectors of the temporary waiver.
   You may also renew your registration through the mail, or over the phone. Please be aware that if you choose to renew your registration over the phone, there is a $5 fee applied for processing your debit/credit card. Proof of liability insurance is required. There are three subcontractor locations that can process registration renewals only. You must have your renewal notice, proof of inspection and proof of insurance to renew your registration at these locations. They are located at:


Justice of the Peace
301 Kent St
Merkel, Tx 79536


Justice of the Peace
442 Graham St
Tuscola, Tx 79562


Justice of the Peace
155 Main St
Lawn, Tx 79530

Replacements for lost license plates/stickers are available for $6.50