Vehicle Transit Permit

Vehicle Transit Permit: Eligibility and Requirements

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If you buy a car or light truck and the seller keeps the Texas license plates, you may print a Vehicle Transit Permit to legally drive the vehicle home or to your local county tax office. License Plates will be issued by your local county tax office when you title and register your vehicle in Texas.

  1. Only one Vehicle Transit Permit may be issued.
  2. Valid for 5 days from date of issuance. The start date is the day the permit is issued.
  3. Only issued for passenger cars and light trucks.
  4. Enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) carefully. If we cannot match the VIN a Vehicle Transit Permit cannot be printed.
  1. Insurance is required to legally operate a motor vehicle in Texas.
  2. If traveling out of state, verify that this permit is valid for operation in that state. This permit may only authorize operation of the vehicle in Texas.
  3. Reprint will be allowed prior to the expiration date of the Vehicle Transit Permit.

By clicking "I Agree" you are confirming that you meet the eligibility requirements necessary to obtain a Vehicle Transit Permit.

State law makes falsifying information on this application a third-degree felony.