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curve 1505 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76209-4525 * Phone (940)349-3500 * Fax (940)349-3501 Map  
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* Motor Vehicle
* Vehicle Registration Info
* New Texas Resident Info
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Tax Office News:

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County Tax Assessor-Collector Takes Part in Seminar at College Station (PDF)

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Denton County Tax Office Offers Multiple Options to Pay Taxes (PDF)

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NTTA Offers $20 Starter Tolltag for Infrequent Users (PDF)


Chief Deputy:
Stacey Dvoracek

Department Managers:

Motor Vehicle
Rachel Rhodes

Property Tax
Patti Bonner

Senior Supervisor:
Courtney Baugus

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New Texas Resident Information



Did you just move to Texas from another state? If you did, you need a new Texas driver's license and Texas license plates for your car. However, you need to know, before you may get a Texas driver's license you have to have your car registered and before your car can be registered, it has to be inspected.

Save time by following this order:

  1. Have your vehicle inspected - State inspections are available at service stations and repair shops all over Denton County
  2. Register your vehicle at a County Tax Office - you must have proof of Texas liability insurance for the vehicle you wish to register with you at the time of registration.
  3. Apply for your new Texas Drivers license at a Department of Public Safety Office.

New residents must have their vehicles pass inspection before having it registered and titled. After having it inspected, owners should take the following to their county tax office:

  • Inspection certification
  • Proof of Texas liability insurance
  • The vehicle's odometer reading if it is less than 10 years old
  • An original out-of-state title, proof of registration, or proof of sales tax payment
  • Completed emissions certificate and VIN verification form
  • The following fees:
    • Registration fee (contact county tax office)
    • Title application fee of $33.00
    • New resident tax of $90.00
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