Texas Residents Attending School Outside of Texas

Purchased a New Vehicle?

If you are a student attending school outside of Texas, check with the local jurisdiction to see if you are required to register and title the vehicle in that state. If not, the documents below are required for Texas title and registration.

Documents Required:
Fees

Sales Tax: 6.25% based on purchase price or Standard Presumptive Value (SPV) if applicable

Title Application Fee: $33.00

Annual Registration Fee: $64.25 for any vehicle 6,000 lbs or less

*Sales tax paid to a previous state will be credited. Texas will impose tax based on the difference.

Out of State Residents Attending School in Texas

Non-resident Students

A vehicle is not required to be registered and titled in Texas if you are attending an accredited Texas college or university on a full time basis. The vehicle must display valid license plates and remain currently registered at all times.

Buy a car or received one as a gift?

If the vehicle is a purchase or a gift, visit Title Transfers for required documentation or fees.

Making Texas your permanent home?

If you are looking to register the vehicle for the first time in Texas. Refer to New to Texas for more information on how to register your vehicle.

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Travis County Residents Attending School in a Different Texas County

If you still consider Travis County your residence, you can register and vote in Travis County!

Step 1: Fill out a Voter Registration Application. Use your permanent Travis County address in the residence address section of the application. If you would like your voter registration card mailed to a different address, place it in the Mailing Address section of the application.

Step 2: Request a Ballot. Contact the Travis County Clerk to request a ballot-by-mail application.

Texas Residents Attending School in Travis County

If you consider another county your permanent residence, contact the election officials from your county for voter registration and ballot-by-mail procedures. If you consider Travis County your residence, you can register to vote in Travis County!

Step 1: Fill out a Voter Registration Application. Use your Travis County address in the residence address section of the application. If you would like your voter registration card mailed to a different address, place it in the Mailing Address section of the application.

Step 2: Vote during Early Voting or on Election Day. Visit VoteTravis.com to find a polling location or view a sample ballot. 

Texas Residents Attending School Out-of-State

If you still consider Texas your residence, you can register and vote in Texas!

Step 1: Fill out a Voter Registration Application. Use your permanent Travis County address in the residence address section of the application. If you would like your voter registration card mailed to a different address, place it in the Mailing Address section of the application.

Step 2: Request a Ballot. Contact the Travis County Clerk to request a ballot-by-mail application.

Out of State Residents Attending School in Texas

If you consider another state your permanent residence, contact the election officials from your home state for voter registration and ballot-by-mail procedures. If you consider Texas your residence, you can register to vote in Texas!

Step 1: Fill out a Voter Registration Application. Use your Travis County address in the residence address section of the application. If you would like your voter registration card mailed to a different address, place it in the Mailing Address section of the application. 

Step 2: Vote during Early Voting or on Election Day. Visit VoteTravis.com to find a polling location or view a sample ballot. 

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Vehicle Registration

Are any other documentation or fees required?

Some situations may require specific documentation and fees may vary depending on the particular situation. If you have any questions about specific transactions, please visit us at any of our office locations.

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Voter Registration

Where should I register to vote?

A student can choose to register to vote in the county where their college or university is located, or in the county of their parent's home.

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