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You can view the script here

You can view a list of required documents here

You can view the Title Application here

Texas Department of Public Safety

A new resident is defined as a person who has never resided in Texas and currently owns a vehicle that is titled and registered in their name in the state from which they relocated.

Residents who are active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Texas or full-time students temporarily residing in Texas attending a college or university, are not required to register or title their vehicles in Texas.

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Getting Started

Texas resident moving to Williamson County

If you recently moved to Williamson County from another county within the state and it is time to renew your vehicle registration, the following options are available to you: 

Register On-Line:
Your vehicle registration may be renewed 90 days before the expiration date, or up to six months after the expiration date, if you have not received a citation for expired registration by going to
www.texas.gov with a credit card for a $3 processing fee. You can also update the address where your registration renewal is mailed. 


Register at Williamson County Tax Office(s):
Williamson County residents may go into their local Williamson County tax office; which include Georgetown, Taylor, Round Rock or Cedar Park. Please bring the renewal notice and current proof of insurance.

* If the title owner reside in Williamson County but is unable to come into the office and would like to send someone on their behalf, please contact  our office at 512-943-1602 for instructions. 

New to Texas

New Resident transactions are handled between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All transactions require original signed documents and government issued photo identification. Faxed, scanned or emailed copies are not acceptable and signatures must be in ink . Information is also based on actual owner transactions.For questions please contact your local tax office.

New residents are required to do the following within 30 days of moving to Texas (if more than 30 days please contact your local tax office):

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New to Texas What to Bring

All transactions require original signed documents. Faxed, scanned or emailed copies are not acceptable and signatures must be in ink. Information is based on actual owner transactions. For questions contact Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collectors office at 512-943-1602. 


Texas Department of Motor Vehicles requires an applicant for title or initial registration to present a current photo identification of the owner containing a unique identification number and expiration date. The identification document must be one of the following identification documents:

  • Driver’s license or state identification certificate issued by a state or territory of the United States;
  • United States passport or foreign passport; United States military identification card;
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization identification;
  • Identification issued under a Status of Forces Agreement;
  • United States Department of Homeland Security identification document;
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services identification document; or
  • United States Department of State identification document.

Owners should take the following to their county tax office:

1) VIR from a Texas vehicle inspection station. Verify that the vehicle identification number on the form matches your vehicle information. No alterations or errors will be accepted. Inspection station locater and information.

2) Your original out of state title or current last registration receipt.

3) Completed Application for Texas Title form VTR-130U. Form must be completed even if you are not surrendering your out of state title. 

  • If there is a lien on the vehicle you will also need to provide the lien holders information on the 130U form.  

4) Proof of current Texas liability insurance or out of state insurance that meets or exceeds the Texas Requirements (may be listed on your insurance declaration page). The minimum amount of coverage required by the State of Texas: 

  • $30,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person in one accident
  • $60,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in one accident
  • $25,000 for property destruction or damage to others in one accident

5) Government issued photo identification. Vehicles will be titled and/or registered in the legal name as it appears on the identification. Please read the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles identification rules effective September 2013.

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) If vehicle is being imported from overseas, Mexico or Canada click here for additional information.

7) You may also need to provide sales tax verification if a vehicle has been previously registered and titled by you in another state. If you are transferring title into your name from a recent purchase you will pay Texas sales tax (6.25%) which replaces the new resident fee listed below. Texas law changed on October 1, 2006 for the base amount used to calculate sales tax. See Standard Presumptive Value.

New resident fees may include: title, registration and sales tax. For fee information, visit our fee page.  

To view New Resident procedures on the TXDMV Web site, click here.

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Office Calendar and Tax Office Closings

Tax Office Calendar

Click here to see a calendar of upcoming office closures and important dates.


   Regular Office Hours

 Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Titles and New Residents 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


 Payment drop boxes located inside office lobbies.

The Georgetown office is the only location with an outside night deposit drop box.


   Mailing address for correspondence and payments

Williamson County Tax Office
904 S. Main Street
Georgetown, TX 78626

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Larry Gaddes, CTA.
Payments made by check may be converted to an electronic funds transfer.
 
Failure to use correct mailing address will cause processing delays.  
 

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Williamson County Courthouse
710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
Main Telephone: (512)943-1100
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