How do I obtain replacement license plates in TX? Texas

We can't expect license plates to last forever. Exposure to dust, dirt, rain, and wind gradually strips the license plates of their reflective coating.

To help make sure vehicles are easily identifiable on state roads, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires that drivers obtain new license plates - both a front license plate and a rear license plate - every seven years.

Fees for New License Plates

There is no extra fee for replacement license plates if your registration renewal notice says they are required. The cost of new license plates is built into the standard DMV registration fees that all Texas residents pay each year.

If you need new license plates apart from the seven-year schedule, you'll need to submit Form VTR-60 to your tax office and pay a replacement fee of either $5.30 or $6.30 if you live in a county with a population of more than 50,000.

Disposal of Old TX License Plates

To prevent fraud or misuse, the TX DMV requires that drivers dispose of all old license plates whenever they have been issued a new set. Contact your county tax office if you have questions about the proper disposal of your unneeded license plates.

Replacement Stickers

If you simply need new license plate stickers, you can obtain replacements by visiting your county tax office with proof of current vehicle registration. The fee for replacing a lost or damaged sticker is $5.30 or $6.30 if you live in a county with a population of more than 50,000.

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