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Waller County Tax Office
Registering your Vehicles in Waller County

RenewalsIf you have a renewal notice for the current, or the next two months, you can register online via Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal. You may also visit one of our tax office locations (listed to the right of this page). You can mail your renewal notice, proof of insurance and check to our main office.

Waller County Tax Office
730 9th St.
Hempstead, TX 77445

If you do not have a renewal notice, you can register at any of our tax office locations or by mail with your license plate number, insurance and check. See fees below to obtain the correct registration fee amount.

Relocating to Waller County
From Within the State From Out of State

First of all, welcome to Waller County! Moving from another county and registering your vehicle is easy.

You may stop in at one of our tax office locations, register online, contact us at y.perez@wallercounty.us or call us at (979) 826-7620.

You will need the following to title and register your vehicle here in Texas:

1. Out of State title

2. Title Application (130U)

3. Texas Inspection

4. Weight ticket if the weight is not      on the the title and if it is a truck      or utility vehicle

5. Proof Of Insurance

6. ID

7. Proof you live in Waller County.

 

If you do not have the title you need the following:

1. Out of State registration

2. Title application (130U)

3. Texas Inspection

4. Weight ticket if the weight is not      on the title and if it is a truck or        utility vehicle

5. Lienholders name, address & the     date of the lien

6. Proof of insurance

7. ID

8. Proof you live in Waller County.

 

For any questions please

Frequently asked questions:

WHAT IS THE STATE PENALTY FOR LATE VEHICLE REGISTRATION?
State law stipulates that if you received a citation for expired registration, there is a 20% penalty added to your registration fee.

I'VE LOST MY CURRENT RENEWAL STICKER. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Bring in your plate or VIN number to get a replacement sticker for $7.00

WHAT DO I DO WITH THE RENEWAL NOTICE I RECEIVED FOR A VEHICLE THAT I NO LONGER OWN?
Obtain a Transfer Notation Form (VTR-346) from the Texas Department of Transportation web site to fill out and mail to the address on the form. This will relieve you of responsibility for the vehicle and flag the official record for the vehicle with the remark vehicle transferred.

HOW DO I REGISTER A VEHICLE THAT BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE?
You will need the following:

  • The title or a power of attorney referencing the vehicle, authorized person, and whether a ticket for expired registration has been received.
  • Photocopy of the titled owner's driver's license.
  • Proof of current liability insurance meeting Texas coverage requirements. ($20,000-$40,000-$15,000)
  • Cash or check for the registration fee.

IF I REGISTER MY CAR, WILL I GET ARRESTED IF THERE'S A WARRANT OUT FOR ME?
No. The Tax Office is not a law enforcement agency.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR AN ADDRESS CHANGE TO BE PROCESSED?
Address changes are done through the Texas Online and will normally appear within 48 hours.

WHERE DO I REGISTER NOW THAT I NO LONGER LIVE IN WALLER COUNTY?
You must register at the County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office where you now reside.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRANSFER A TITLE?
All transfers are different, please bring all paper work into our office for a complete fees.

I CAN'T FIND MY TITLE. HOW DO I APPLY FOR ANOTHER?
Go to the Texas Department of Transportation website for Form VTR-34 and details, or you may pick the form up from our office.

HOW DO I CORRECT AN ERROR IN A TITLE?
To correct an error on a title is complicated. Please e-mail y.perez@wallercounty.us or call (979) 826-7620.

MY NEW CAR DOESN'T HAVE A TITLE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
This is a complex situation. Please call (979) 826-7620 during business hours.

 

HOW DO I TRANSFER A TITLE OF A VEHICLE THAT BELONGED TO SOMEONE NOW DECEASED?
If the deceased left a will and the will was probated, you'll need certified copies of the Will and Muniment of Title or Letters of Testamentary from a Probate Court. The person appointed as executor will have to execute the back of the title and the Application for Title form 130-U. If no will was left, and no probate was done, you'll need to obtain an Affidavit of Heir ship form VTR-262, signed by all heirs and notarized.

HOW DO I TRANSFER A TITLE ON A VEHICLE NOW THAT I'M DIVORCED?
This is a complicated transaction. Please call us at (979) 826-7620 during business hours.

I HAVE PAID OFF MY VEHICLE. HOW DO I GET A NEW TITLE?
To get a title with no lien showing in the computer and on the title you must obtain:

  • The Original Texas Certificate of Title, or a certified copy of the original showing that the lien has been released and the date on the front of the title.
  • Form 130-U (Application for Texas Certificate of Title).
  • $33.00 Title fee.

Mail all of these or bring them to one of our tax office locations and we will help you.

 

 

DOES THE TITLE HAVE TO BE NOTARIZED?
No.

 

CAN I GIVE MY VEHICLE TO SOMEONE?
Yes you may give your vehicle to a parent/step parent, grandchild, guardian, child/step child, sibling, grandparent, or a decedents's estate.

WHAT IS THE E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE QUESTIONS NOT COVERED ABOVE?
y.perez@wallercounty.us

 


 

Information on fees throughout the web site is presented in good faith and as a service to our visitors. Please note that fees may change periodically and may go into effect before we can update them on the web site. View fees here.

To renew you your farm plates or to registration with farm plates you must have an ag/timber registration number. For more information on the ag/timber number, please go here

Ag/Timber Exemption Forms

Starting JUNE 1, 2017 all homemade/shopmade trailers without the vehicle identification number (VIN); must have a number assigned to it before the Waller County Tax Office will register or title the trailer.

The first step is to have the trailer inspected by law enforcement (normally an auto theft unit) and they will complete an application for Assigned or Reassigned VIN, (Form VTR 68-A).

Once you have the inspection by law enforcement you will submit the following documents to the Regional Service Center to apply for a VIN number.

1. A photograph of the trailer
2. Application for Assigned or Reassigned VIN (68-A)
3. Trailer Verification Statement Of Fact (141)
4. Weight Certificate (Waller Rice Drier 2703 Washington Waller TX 77484   936-372-3624)
5. Inspection for trailers of gross weight of 4500LBS or more
6. $2.00 Fee

If approved the Regional Office will return all your documents along with a Notice of Assigned Number or Installation of Reassigned Vehicle Identification number. (VTR -68-N). This form will have a trailer number that you would have die stamped or welded to the trailer frame.

Once you have done all the above you will go to your local County Tax Office and apply for the title or registration.

Police Agencies Completing Inspections:

Waller County Sherriff's Office - (979) 826-8282 ask for Detective Byron Fausset

Procedures for VTR-68a Inspections.pdf

HOUSTON REGIONAL SERVIE CENTER
2110 E GOVERNOR'S CIRCLE
HOUSTON TX 77092
PHONE# 713-316-6100

Beginning March 1, 2016, Texas registered vehicles will need to pass inspection no earlier than 90 days before the registration expiration in order to successfully renew their vehicle registration whether in person, online, or via mail. Texas registered vehicles will no longer be issued an inspection sticker at the time of inspection. The registration sticker will serve as combined proof of inspection and registration. Once your vehicle is inspected, you will receive a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) instead of a vehicle inspection sticker. The inspection station will still collect a fee for inspecting the vehicle and the state's portion of the inspection will be collected at the time the vehicle registration is renewed at the Tax Office.

A calendar is available that will help precisely indicate the earliest date that the motorists may get their vehicle inspected to comply with the new law. This is a helpful resource for citizens to determine the 90 day window for their inspection.

2016 inspection calendar

2017 inspection calendar

 

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