I'm new to Texas. How do I title/register my vehicle and get my driver's license?

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I'm new to Texas. How do I title/register my vehicle and get my driver's license?
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Welcome to our great state! There are 4 steps to title and register your vehicle in Texas as a new Texas resident. The steps must be followed in the order listed:

  • Step 1: Obtain Texas vehicle insurance
    • Some out of state insurance policies may be acceptable. We recommend you contact your insurance agent for assistance
  • Step 2: Obtain a Texas vehicle inspection at any state inspection station within your new county of residence
    • Proof of vehicle insurance will be required at the time of inspection
  • Step 3: Apply for a Texas title and/or registration in person at your local county tax office. Take the following with you:
  • Step 4: Apply for a Texas driver license through the Texas Department of Public Safety
    • Information for new residents is available on their website

Be sure to register your vehicle within 30-days of moving to Texas; otherwise, penalty fees may apply.