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Vehicle registration renewal extended by nine months, doesn’t extend sticker expiration date

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In March, Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended the deadline to renew vehicle registration up to nine months past its expiration date, but it does not extend sticker expirations.

These suspensions allow Texans to avoid penalties for failure to timely title or register a vehicle, or renew a parking placard. The waivers fall within the actions the governor is taking under the State of Disaster he declared, and are part of Texas’ efforts to reduce in-person contact among Texans and slow the spread of COVID-19.

“The State of Texas continues to implement a comprehensive plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and that includes strategies to reduce preventable in-person contact,” said Governor Abbott.

“By suspending these rules, Texans can avoid unnecessary crowds and in-person contact without fear of being penalized. We encourage all Texans to continue practicing social distancing and to take preventative actions to protect their health and the health of those around them.”

Even though citations will not be handed out for expired registration, it does not waive sticker expirations. When the vehicle owner’s registration expiration date is July 2020, when it is renewed, its new expiration date will be July 2021.