Texans have until April 14 to renew expired IDs, vehicle registration

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Texans now only have until next week to renew their expired driver's license and vehicle registrations, according to an extension by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

So be sure to keep April 14 marked on your calendar.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Texas offered an extension on IDs such as driver's licenses, commercial driver's licenses and state ID cards that expired on or after March 13, 2020. You can schedule an appointment online, but if that appointment is after the April 14 deadline, you can request a temporary license.

According to a release, the temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, which was first implemented by Gov. Greg Abbott on March 16, is also set to end April 14. Depending on when your sticker expired, you may be able to renew online, but you also have the option to renew by mail or in person.

"I commend Governor Abbott for balancing the safety of Texans with the need to continue vital state services by offering the waivers to registration and titling requirements during the pandemic," Texas DMV Executive Director Whitney Brewster said in a statement. "Fortunately, many Texans are already in compliance with these requirements. We continued to offer registration renewal and other important services throughout the waiver period."

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Community Impact Newspaper contributed to this report.
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