Governor Abbott Extends Suspension Of Rules Relating To Vehicle Registration And Inspection For Victims Of Harvey

October 16, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today extended the temporary waiver suspending rules relating to vehicle registration and inspection for victims of Hurricane Harvey. This extension will allow Texans who reside in counties named in the federal disaster declaration to avoid penalties for failure to timely register a vehicle or obtain a vehicle inspection. This extension will help alleviate the regulatory burdens for Texans working to rebuild following this devastating storm.

"Trying to meet vehicle registration and inspection deadlines in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey should not be an additional burden on those still recovering,” said Governor Abbott. “It is important that the State of Texas eliminate as many burdens as possible to help struggling families and communities, and I thank the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for their flexibility and commitment to helping Texans in their time of need."

The Governor will work with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and Texas Department of Public Safety to help ensure that law enforcement officers throughout the state are aware of this extension.   

The suspension is set to last for an additional 30 days. For additional information Texas should contact the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles at (888) 368-4689.