How do I replace lost or damaged TX license plate stickers, tabs or tags? Texas

Missing TX License Plate Stickers, Tabs, or Tags

If you have lost or damaged your Texas license plate stickers, tabs, or car tags, you'll need to have them replaced as soon as possible. These items are considered proof of a valid vehicle registration. If they are not properly displayed on your vehicle, you may be stopped by a law enforcement officer and given a traffic ticket.

You can request replacement license plate stickers by visiting your TX county tax office. Bring proof of current vehicle registration. The fee for this service is $5.30 or $6.30 if you living in a county with a population of more than 50,000.

After you complete the car registration renewal process, the county tax office will mail your license plate stickers, tabs, or tags to the address on file. If this address is not correct due to a recent move on your part, you may not receive these items. Contact your county tax office with your vehicle identification number (VIN) and license plate number if you believe your registration materials may have been delivered to an incorrect address.

Replacing Your License Plates

Texas law requires license plates to be replaced every seven years due to the gradual loss of the plate's reflective material that occurs as your vehicle is exposed to the elements. If you are required to obtain new license plates, your TX DMV registration renewal notice will state this.

There is no additional charge for new license plates, but you are required to destroy your old license plates in order to prevent them from being fraudulently used.

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