Replacing a Lost Registration in Texas
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To replace a lost vehicle registration certificate, you'll need to visit your county tax office. Be sure to take proof of insurance, your current valid ID, and the license plate number with you.
If one or both of your license plates is stolen, you'll need to report the theft to your local police to obtain a case number. Take that number to your county tax office to get a set of replacements. New numbers will be issued unless you have personalized plates and wish to keep the same numbers.
You are not required to report lost tags to the police, so you'll go straight to the county tax office to get replacements.
It costs $6 for most vehicles plus you will pay a $1 automation fee, or $5.30 in counties with a population less than 50,000.
Other Topics in This Section
- Register Car
- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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