ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) – The temporary waiver of vehicle title and registration requirements in Texas ends Wednesday.
Texans have through the end of Wednesday to compete any overdue transactions like renewing expired vehicle registration before penalties and fines are issued.
Last March, Governor Greg Abbott issued a temporary wavier of certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Everything starting at 11:59 [Wednesday] tonight: any registration, any titles that get done from that moment on, there will be penalties, if it’s late,” Collier said.
Chief Deputy Terri Collier at the Angelina County Tax Office said the expiring waiver covers initial vehicle registration, vehicle renewals, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits. It also included a waiver for motor vehicle sales tax penalties.
The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end April 14, 2021.(KTRE)
“If you purchased a vehicle prior, and it’s been over 30 days, then penalties start adding on to your sales tax penalty and that will start tomorrow,” Collier said. “On the registration part of it, there’s no penalty if it’s been broke down or parked somewhere, but if it’s been driven in that time, there will be a penalty.”
Officials say those penalties could vary between 5 to 10 percent…