As you can see, there are many kinds of DMV and DPS offices located in Texas. When you count driver license offices and registration and titling offices, there are 601 DMV and DPS office locations in Texas. These varieties include regional service centers, Mega Centers, county registration and titling offices, and driver license offices. It is important to note that several of these kinds of offices provide you with multiple different services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas DMV regional service centers are operating at 25% capacity and providing certain in-person services only by appointment. You can only get same-day or next-day appointments for these services.
Driver’s License Offices
Currently, you can find 211 driver’s license offices in the various counties in the state of Texas. These driver’s license offices only provide you with driver’s license services. They do not handle any sort of vehicle registration or title services.
You can apply for a driver’s license, renew your driver’s license, replace your driver’s license, and even do all of that for your ID card, too. You can also take both the written test and the road test in order to get your driver’s license at these offices, too. You can take the driving and written tests for a commercial driver license at these locations as well.
County Registration and Titling Offices
These offices are for vehicle registration and titling services only. These locations, like the Taylor County Registration and Titling office, do not take care of any ID card or driver license transactions. You can transfer vehicle titles at these offices when you are selling a vehicle. One thing to keep in mind about doing title transfers is that you need a government-issued photo ID to complete all title transfers.
The title fee is $28 and the registration fee is $74. However, you also have to add in 6.25% sales tax on the purchase price or the standard presumptive value, whichever is larger.
You can also renew your vehicle registration at these offices. You can renew your vehicle registration online at the Texas DMV website. If you wish, you can renew your vehicle registration by mail. For example, if you are in Taylor County, you would renew your vehicle registration via mail by mailing it to:
PO Box 3762
Abilene, TX 79604
The office hours of this office are Monday to Friday, 8 AM-5 PM.
Mega Centers are the premier locations for anyone who needs to visit a Texas DMV or DPS office. At one of the state’s Mega Centers, you can take care of all your driver’s license needs. One important difference is that Mega Centers open up earlier and close later compared to the standard driver license offices. Mega Centers open their doors at 7 AM and do not close up shop until 7 PM, so you have plenty of time to get all the services you need. The Mega Centers are also larger than standard driver license offices, so they can help more people at once.
Regional Service Centers
Regional Service Centers provide a number of different titling services to you. You can get replacement titles, bonded title rejection letters, and apportioned registration at these locations. Some other services you can receive at Regional Service Centers in Texas include:
- Investigating and Resolving Texas Title Errors
- Vehicle Transfer Notifications
- Title History Inquiries
You need to make an appointment to receive in-person service at a Regional Service Center in Texas. This is because these Regional Service Centers are only offering limited in-person services. You can pay for all of these services by cash, money orders, and checks.
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