Travis County Tax Office

Operational changes due to COVID-19

In the interest of public health and in compliance with the Travis County Judge Stay at Home Order, all tax office locations are CLOSED to the public until further notice. We continue to offer services by mail, by phone at 512-854-9473 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Motor vehicle services

The state of Texas has provided extensions and waivers for motor vehicle registration and title transactions. Find the latest information about waivers of motor vehicle requirements in response to COVID-19 from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Texas Comptroller.

Vehicle registration renewal (temporary extension is in effect until 60 days after services have resumed)

You may renew:

  • Online at Texas.gov 48 hours after you have your vehicle inspected
  • By mailing your renewal notice with a copy of your Vehicle Inspection Report and proof of insurance to:
    Travis County Tax Office
    P.O. Box 149326
    Austin, TX 78714-9326

Note: Search the list of inspection stations and call in advance to determine if inspections are available under the current definition of "essential services".

30-day or one-trip temporary permits (temporary extension is in effect until 60 days after services have resumed)

  • Available at our drive-thru locations
  • Proof of insurance for the vehicle is required
  • Must pay for the permit with cash

72-hour and 144-hour permits for commercial vehicles (requirements suspended for those commercial motor vehicles not elibile for IRP registration)

Specialty license plates

  • Select and order plates online from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles or from www.myplates.com
  • Once ordered, contact our office after two weeks to verify arrival by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for instructions on how to pick up your plates and link them to your vehicle

Placards for persons with disabilities

Apply for a new placard

You must apply for your disabled parking placard in the county where you reside unless you are temporarily living in a different county while you seek medical attention.

Requirements

To apply for a "permanent" (blue) placard or "temporary" (red) placard, you will need form VTR-214
You must:

  1. Ask your doctor or health care provider to write a prescription
  2. Submit the completed application form VTR-214, a copy of your Texas Driver's License, the original prescription by mail to:
    Travis County Tax Office
    P.O. Box 149326
    Austin, TX 78714-9326

Note: the fee for a temporary (red) placard is $5.

Renew a permanent blue placard (temporary extension is in effect until 60 days after services have resumed)

To renew a "permanent" (blue) placard, you must:

  1. Complete form VTR-214
  2. Submit the completed application, a copy of your Texas Driver's License and a copy or picture of your existing placard by mail to:
    Travis County Tax Office
    P.O. Box 149326
    Austin, TX 78714-9326

Vehicle titles (temporary extension is in effect until 60 days after services have resumed)

Title transfers

  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for paperwork assistance and to learn what you owe

Recording a lien

  • Download and complete form 130-U and mail the form, vehicle title and a check or money order for $33 to:
    Travis County Tax Office
    P.O. Box 149326
    Austin, TX 78714-9326

Clearing a title rejection

  • Email Tax This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on the required documents and fees
  • Include your phone number and mailing address in the email

Filing a mechanic's lien

  • Mail all applicable document with a $25 filing fee to:
    Travis County Tax Office
    P.O. Box 149326
    Austin, TX 78714-9326

Dealer transactions

Dealer drop off

 Dealer runners

  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on replacing or renewing permits

Property tax services

Property tax payment options

  • By mail - payable to Bruce Elfant:
    Travis County Tax Office
    P.0. Box 149328
    Austin, TX 78714-9328
  • By telephone at (512) 854-9473
  • Online

Tax foreclosure sale bidder certificates

The April, May and June tax sales are canceled. Bidder certificates are not currently being issued.

Tax certificates

Exemptions and property values

Contact the Travis Central Appraisal District

Refund checks

For assistance with refunds, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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