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LICENSES AND PERMITS

Vehicle Registration

If you are a new resident of the state of Texas, to register your vehicle you must pay a registration fee, a new resident tax, and a transfer fee.  Before registering your vehicle, you must have it inspected at a state-approved Safety Inspection Station.  After your vehicle has passed inspection, bring the completed inspection form, proof of liability insurance, your out-of-state driver's license and your title or out-of-state registration to the Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse (address below). If your liability insurance is out-of-state, bring your declaration page from the vehicle insurance policy.  If your vehicle is leased, bring the lease agreement or another document that shows that sales tax has already been collected.  If you do not have a Texas driver's license, you will need to pay your fees in cash; checks will not be accepted. 

Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse
700 E. Abram St.
Arlington, Texas
Vehicle registration information: 817-548-3935

bullet Texas Department of Transportation web site

Driver's License
Texas state law requires that you transfer your out-of-state driver's license to a Texas license within 30 days of your arrival. Prior to obtaining your new license, your vehicle must have passed a vehicle safety inspection, and it must be registered (see Vehicle Registration above).   Bring proof of registration, your valid out-of-state driver's license, and your Social Security card with you to:

Texas Department of Public Safety
3901 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, Texas
817-274-1818

bullet Texas Department of Public Safety web site

Marriage License

Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse
700 E. Abram St.
Arlington, Texas
Marriage licenses: 817-548-3928

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