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Temporary Vehicle Registration

TempRegistTemporary vehicle registration allows temporary movement of a vehicle under specific circumstances, including:

  • The vehicle is not registered.
  • The vehicle is properly registered in an IRP state without Texas listed.
  • The vehicle is registered in a state that does not have a reciprocity agreement with Texas.
  • The vehicle is registered in a state that has a prorate agreement with Texas, but the vehicle does not have a prorate sticker or registration cab card for Texas.
  • To increase weight, if the vehicle is not registered for its maximum allowable weight.

Three types of temporary registration permits are available to motor carriers: 72-hour, 144-hour and one-trip.

One-trip temporary registration is only available to unladen vehicles with a route that either begins or ends in Texas. This permit only allows the vehicle to travel from a single origin to a single destination point and is valid for 15 days.

How to Apply

txprosApply online
through TxPROS


You may also:

  • Download and submit Form 1710, Temporary Registration Fax Application to (512) 465-3565
  • Call (800) 299-1700

Payment information must be provided with the permit application.

TxPROS Information and Tutorials

1710 Temporary Registration Facsimile Application


You must have one of the following on file with the TxDMV prior to issuance of temporary registration:

  • Proof of financial responsibility in the form of a TxDMV Number (Motor Carrier Registration)
  • Certificate of Accord from your insurance company, submit by fax to (512) 465-3565
  • If you are a Texas resident, you may submit an insurance card by fax to (512) 465-3565

TxDMV Number

Fees & Payment

72-Hour Temporary Registration - $25
144-Hour Temporary Registration - $50
One-Trip Temporary Registration - $5

Fees are payable by:

  • MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express (a service charge of 25 cents plus 2.25 percent will be added.)
  • Funds deposited in a pre-established escrow account
  • Permit Account Card (PAC) or FirstPay Account established through Frost Bank San Antonio
  • Cashier's check or money order, payable to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Cash (MUST be delivered to a TxDMV Regional Service Center)

A permit fee will not be refunded after the permit number has been issued unless such refund is necessary to correct an error made by the Motor Carrier Division.

Escrow Accounts


Eligibility for One-Trip Temporary Registration

  • passenger cars carrying passengers and property, or a pulling travel trailer
  • travel trailers
  • a truck or truck-tractor in combination with an unladen semitrailer (both vehicles in the combination require temporary registration)
  • a truck with a mounted camper unit
  • a charter bus from another state or country (may carry property and passengers)
  • mobile offices that are completely gutted or empty of furniture

Not Eligible for One-Trip Temporary Registration

  • manufactured housing
  • Texas-based charter buses carrying passengers and property
  • any laden vehicle, meaning truck, trailer, etc.
  • a fixed load vehicle, regardless of whether the vehicle is of the conventional or unconventional type
  • mobile offices, mobile laboratories and mobile bunkhouses (must have full registration or purchase 72-/144-hour temporary registration)

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