Custom Vehicle Registration in TX - Warning

I learned a tough lesson recently. TX Custom Vehicle registration expired 12/31/2017, while the GT40 was down for some work. In March, I took my insurance paperwork to the county annex and asked to renew the registration. Sorry - no longer in the system!

30 days after the Custom Vehicle registration expires, you can't renew it. That also meant my personalized plate went back up for grabs.

You have to start the registration process again, including the ASE Certified Master Technician inspection (one time inspection). All in all, it still cost me a couple hundred dollars to renew it. Still have the advantage of the one time inspection (not annually) and the personalized plate for $40/year. I was able to grab the same plate number as I had before.

Just don't let (expiration + 30 days) elapse!