New registration fee for electric vehicles

On March 1, 2015, a new state law requires you to Inspect to Register. Your vehicle must pass an inspection and emissions test 90 days before renewing your vehicle registration. The state portion of the vehicle inspection fee will be due when you renew your vehicle registration.

How to Renew

Step 1: Inspect

  • Find an inspection station - Use the Texas Department of Public Safety Inspection Station Locator to find a station in your area.
  • Pay the inspection station service fee - You will pay for the inspection service but not your state inspection and emission fees.
  • Obtain a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) - Don't lose this report. It proves you passed inspection and emissions testing so you may need to provide it at the time of registration! Need a replacement copy of the VIR for registration renewal purposes? Find it on - Search Vehicle Test History page or visit any Texas Inspection Station.

Step 2: Register

  • Select a renewal method - Renew on the - Registration Renewal page, by mail, in person at one of our four offices, or through one of our partners. The inspection and emissions status is checked electronically. If there is an issue verifying the status, you will be asked to provide the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) in person, by email, or by fax.
  • Pay the state registration, inspection, and emissions fees - Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector is now required by law to collect the state portion of the inspection fee.
  • Place the sticker on your windshield - Place your registration sticker on your car - it's the only sticker you need. It serves as proof of current registration and inspection.
  1. Renewal Options


Your vehicle registration may be renewed 90 days before the expiration date, or up to six months after the expiration date, as long as you have not received a citation for expired registration.

When renewing online, you will receive your registration sticker by mail approximately 10 days afterward.

Visit the website with the following:

  • License plate number
  • Last 4 digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Credit/Debit card information

Online renewals are issued for a full 12 months (including any portion of the month you've already used if renewing late).


To ensure your registration does not get delayed or returned, the following items must be included:

  • Renewal notice or the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Copy of current proof of insurance. Do not mail original documents.
  • Check or money order made payable to Larry Gaddes, CTA
    • Payments made by check may be converted to an electronic funds transfer.

Mail payments to:

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

Please note: Registration can be denied in instances such as missing insurance, issues verifying current safety and emission inspection, titled owner residing out of the county, or other required documentation missing.

In Person


Grocery Stores & Subcontractors

Current registration, this month or next month, can be renewed in:

  • All Williamson County HEB Business Center
  • AAA
    • 201 University Boulevard Number 750, Round Rock, TX 78665
    • 13376 N Highway 183 Number 108, Austin, TX 78750


  • Entire three-part renewal notice
  • Current Proof of insurance
  • Valid photo ID
  • Consult the location directly for acceptable forms of payment.
  1. Third-Party Renewal Options
  1. Texas Resident (New to Williamson County)
  1. Texas Resident (Located Out of State)
  1. Fees
  1. Replacement Plates & Stickers