Within thirty days after establishing residency or gainful employment in Texas you must register your vehicles and then obtain a Texas Driver's License.
You need to get your vehicle inspected at a local state inspection station. The inspection station will give you a VIR (inspection certificate), if they do not you need to ask for one. Verify all information on the Vehicle Inspection Report. This form will be needed to register your vehicle.
You need to bring your out-of-state title or your current registration receipt from the previous state. If there is a lienholder we will require the name and address of lienholder, please also include the date of lien.
You will need to furnish proof of insurance that meets Texas requirements (30/60/25). If you don't already have Texas insurance, you will need to bring your policy.
You will need to bring cash or credit card.
Make sure that the person(s) that is shown as the owner(s) on the out-of-state title is the person that brings in the paperwork and valid drivers license. They will be required to sign an application for Texas title and provide identification.
If you are currently leasing your vehicle you will also need to bring your lease agreement.
Every vehicle entering Texas is subject to the $90 New Resident Fee or 6.25% Sales or Use Tax depending upon the situation. You will also have to pay a $28 title fee in addition to a registration fee. Registration fees vary depending on the vehicle, but you should be expecting at least $80 for registration. Total estimated fee per vehicle $200.