Renewal Period Extended for Auto Registration at Grocery Stores

ThinkstockPhotos-86492263Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is extending the renewal period for drivers to update their expired auto registration at their local grocery store.

“The state has always granted drivers a grace period to renew their registration after expiration,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “In Harris County, drivers had a 5-day grace period to renew their registration at their local grocery store. After that time, they were required to renew at a Tax Assessor-Collector branch office. Effective immediately, I’m extending that renewal period from 5-days to 30-days so drivers can get their registration sticker at grocery stores, like H-E-B, Kroger, Randalls and Fiesta.”

This extension will allow drivers to renew their registration 30 days after expiration at any Harris County Tax Assessor Collector registration renewal partner, if they have not received a citation for expired registration. If a driver has received a citation, they must renew at any Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector branch office.

“Earlier this year, we launched the One Sticker program in Harris County, and I know there is still confusion regarding how the program works,” said Mr. Sullivan. “That’s why I want to give drivers more options and make it easier for them to get their registrations. For this reason, I’ve decided to extend the renewal period.”

In addition to visiting their local grocery store and the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office, drivers can renew their registration online and by mail. Specific instructions will be noted on their registration renewal form. It is also important to note that this renewal extension does not extend the grace period allowed by law and that drivers may be given a citation if they are operating a vehicle with an expired registration.

To view a full list of auto registration renewal partners, visit www.hctax.net.

The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office Automobile Division performs more than 4.5 million automobile transactions in Harris County each year. It also works closely with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to register motor vehicles, collect registration and title fees and distributes them to the proper entities.

Learn more about the Automobile Services Division by visiting www.hctax.net.

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