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Parents behind on child support payments will not be allowed to renew vehicle registration

HOUSTON – Beginning in September, parents who are behind 180 days on child support payments will not be able to renew their vehicle registrations.

Tax Assessor Mike Sullivan will be carrying out this new mandate from the Office of the Attorney General. He encourages all parents who are behind on child support payments to contact the OAG at 1-866-646-5611.

“I want to urge the public to be aware this law is taking effect, to be prepared and to get in touch with the Attorney General’s office to take care of their obligations,” Sullivan said.

The Texas Attorney General will notify parents 90 days prior to their registration renewal date, warning them their registration will not be processed unless they contact the OAG to setup a payment plan. They must make a satisfactory payment toward the plan to qualify.

“Texas children deserve financial assistance. I understand and support the intent of the law. On the other hand, I am concerned this will extend our wait times, create longer lines and lead to more vehicles on the road without valid registrations,” said Sullivan.