Welcome to Randall County Texas

  • Randall County Finance Center
  • Randall County Annex

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Property Taxes:
PO Box 9514
Amarillo, TX 79105-9514
Make checks payable to
Christina McMurray

Motor Vehicle:
PO Box 997
Canyon, TX 79015-0997
Make checks payable to
Christina McMurray

Office Locations

Main Office
501 16th St Ste. 200
Canyon, TX 79015
(806)468-5540 - Phone
(806)468-5541 - Fax

Amarillo Annex
4320 S. Western St. Ste 100
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806)468-5654 - Phone
(806)468-5657 - Fax


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Motor Vehicle Information


Handicapped Placards

Our office provides disabled placards and plates with the appropriate paperwork. For more information regarding requirements and paperwork needed visit disabled placards.

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Motor Vehicle Links

Texas Department of Motor Vehicle website is: http://www.txdmv.gov At the top of their page go to the motorist tab. Below is a list of some of the items you can view:

  • Buying or Selling a Vehicle
  • Copy of your Title
  • Consumer Protection
  • License Plates - general and specialty plates
  • Lost Title
  • Standard Presumptive Value
  • Title Check - Don't buy a wreck
  • Two Steps, One Sticker
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Military - Thank you for your service

If you are a Texas Military resident serving out of state, you may renew your registration online, thru the mail, or designate a person to register the vehicle for you. See Registration.

Texas Department of Motor Vehicle has created a military packet summarizing the steps you should take to title and/or register you vehicle in Texas.

Non-residents serving in Texas are not required to register their vehicles in Texas.

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New to Texas
New resident procedures are located on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle website at www.txdmv.gov. You may visit either location and bring the following:

  1. Your original out of state title, or copy of the title for registration purposes only, or the current last registration receipt from the previous state.
  2. Signed vehicle inspection report (VIR) from a Texas inspection station. Verify that vehicle information on VIR matches the vehicle or VIR will not be accepted.
  3. Completed Application for Texas Title (form 130U). Form must be completed even if you are not surrendering your out of state title.
  4. Lien holder name and address if you are still making payments on the vehicle.
  5. Proof of current Texas liability insurance or out of state insurance that meet or exceeds the Texas requirement.
  6. Government issued photo ID. Vehicles will be titled and/or registered in the legal name as it appears on the ID. (See FAQ’s for acceptable forms of identification)
Fees* may vary depending on actual transaction but typically include:
  • $28 application fee
  • Registration fee (varies by vehicle)
  • $90 new resident fee
*This information pertains to cars, SUV’s, and light pickups. Additional documentation may be needed for trailers, camping trailer, motorhomes, and semi’s. Please contact our office to verify what additional documents may be needed.

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Registration

Your vehicle registration may be renewed 60 days before the expiration date. You will have to obtain a passing inspection within
90 days of your expiration date. The inspection station will upload your inspection report into the system.

You can renew your vehicle registration using one of the following methods:

Online at www.texas.gov.60 days before the expiration date, or up to 6 months after the expiration date, if you have not received a citation for expired registration.

In Person at either location. Bring the renewal notice (not required), current passing inspection report, current proof of insurance, government issued photo ID, and payment. A current Ag/Timber permit will have to be presented for farm vehicles and trailers.

Mail renewal to Randall County Tax Office, PO Box 997, Canyon, TX 79015. Send the renewal notice, current passing inspection report, current proof of insurance, check, money order or cashier’s checks with driver’s license number and phone number on it. A current Ag/Timber permit will have to be presented for farm vehicles and trailers. Mail by the 15th of the month in order to receive your renewal back by the end of the month.

Trailers with a gross weight of over 7500 lbs are required to have an inspection. Trailers with farm registration are exemption from inspection regardless of the weight.

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Temporary Permit

You may purchase a temporary permit in lieu of registration at either office location or visit
www.txdmv.gov. You must provide current Texas insurance on the vehicle you are purchasing the permit for and a government issued photo ID to purchase a permit in our office. (See FAQ’s for acceptable forms of identification)

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Title Transfer

The title transfer should take place within 30 calendar days of the date of sale to avoid any penalties. Texas Department of Motor Vehicles requires an applicant for title (buyer) to present a current government issued identification. (See FAQ’s for acceptable forms of identification)

The buyer will need to present the following documents:

  1. The original title assigned from the seller to the buyer. All owners on the front of the title will need to sign all documents as seller.
  2. An Application for Texas Title (130-U) completed by buyer(s). Buyer(s) signature must be original. (View vehicle gift requirements if vehicle is a gift)
  3. Government issued photo ID for buyer. Vehicles will be titled in the legal name as it appears on the ID.
  4. Proof of Texas liability insurance. Buyer must provide proof that they are an insured driver so the proof of insurance may be on any vehicle as long as it has the buyer(s) name on it.
  5. Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) – must be obtained if registration is out on the vehicle and buyer(s) want to purchase registration at the time of title transfer.
    • VIR exemptions: title only transactions, vehicles older than 25 years that will display antique registration, trailers with a gross weight of under 7500 lbs, and all farm trailers.
    • Vehicle purchased out of state: you must provide a signed VIR. Verify that the vehicle information on the VIR matches your vehicle information. VIR’s that do not match will not be accepted.
  6. Supporting documents. For example: Release of Lien or Power of Attorney.
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles offers a Title Check service. This is where you can search to see if the vehicle you are purchasing has any issues that would impact you or the value of the vehicle.

Fees* may vary depending on actual transaction but typically include:
  • $28 title fee
  • Registration fee (varies by vehicle)
  • Sales tax calculated at 6.25% on the purchase price or on standard presumptive value, whichever is greater
  • Penalties: if transfer does not take place within 30 calendar days of the date of sale, penalties will accrue. There will be a $25 per month penalty, not to exceed $250.00 and up to 10% penalty on sales tax.
* This information pertains to cars, SUVs, and light pickups. Additional documentation may be needed for trailers, camping trailers, motorhomes, tractor trucks, and tractor-trailers. Please contact our office to verify what additional documents may be needed.

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Vehicle Gift Requirements

House Bill 2654 established criteria for when a transaction qualifies as a gift for motor vehicle purposes. The only transactions that qualify as a gift are those where the vehicle is received from a spouse, parent or stepparent, in laws, grandparent or grandchild, child or stepchild, sibling, guardian, decedent’s estate, or a nonprofit service organization qualifying under the Internal Revenue Code, Sec. 501 (c)(3).

All other vehicle transfers made without payment are now defined as sales and will be taxed on the standard presumptive value (SPV) of the vehicle.

The donor and recipient must complete a joint notarized Affidavit of Motor Vehicle Gift Transfer (form 14-317) and must be filed in person by either the donor or recipient. This document should be provided to the County Tax Assessor-Collector along with the additional required documentation listed in the Title Transfer section.

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