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New Tax Law on Private Party Sales
Jefferson County has three locations. The main office is located in Beaumont and two sub-offices located in Port Arthur and Nederland. You may also contact the Beaumont Automobile Department by e-mail at
Jefferson County Courthouse
1149 Pearl Street (1st Floor)
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 835-8459
Port Arthur Tax Office
525 Lakeshore Dr.
Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 983-8310
Mid-County Tax Office
4605 Jerry Ware Dr.
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 719-5975
(near airport)
The Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office performs over 206,000 vehicle registrations and more than 62,000 vehicle title transfers in Jefferson County each year. Jefferson County has approximately 189 automobile dealers. By working closely with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and Texas State Comptroller, we hope to offer our customers the most convenient and efficient service possible.
Since the introduction of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles computerized Registration and Title System (RTS) in 1995, the transaction time for registrations and titles in our offices has been reduced to under eight minutes. Also, titles are now delivered to customers approximately two weeks from the transaction date instead of six to eight weeks, as it was before RTS was implemented.

In addition to our three (3) locations, the Tax Office offers other means to conduct your automobile transactions. The purchase of registration stickers and the transfer of titles can be done through the mail. Also, there are six (6) automobile license renewal locations in Jefferson County that sell registration stickers for passenger cars, trailers, motorcycles, and small trucks (pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles).

To save time and convenience, online registration is available for your motor vehicle registration renewal and change of address. This service is available through the TexasOnline website. Online users will pay an additional $2.00 nonrefundable fee plus a $1.00 mail-in charge. Current insurance is required and the vehicle must be currently registered in Texas. Customers can pay by credit card using MasterCard or Visa. For more information on these services, please call the Tax Office at (409) 835-8459.
Each day, our employees field hundreds of calls about registrations and titles. To view the most frequently asked questions with their answers, click on the "Frequently Asked Questions" link.
A wide variety of forms are required to process the various transactions involving vehicles. To view or print these forms, please click on the “Forms” link above.
License to Read
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offers a wide variety of specialized license plates. Customize your license plate, or choose from one of many license plates designed to pay tribute to the U.S. military, or express support for your special interest, favorite college, university, professional sports team, or other organization. Order your specialized license plates at any Jefferson County Tax Office. Click on the "Specialized License Plates" link above to visit the TxDOT website where you can see the variety of plates offered and the fees charged for each.


Flood damaged vehicles that have been issued Salvage Titles in the state of Florida or flood damaged vehicles and boats damaged by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma can be identified by searching online databases which can be accessed through the TxDMV website. Approximately 150,000 vehicles from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama are listed by entering the vehicle identification number.

Motor Vehicle Registration and Titling Information
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
TXDMV - Dealer Enforcement Division
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Texas Parks and Wildlife – Boating information
Texas State Comptroller
TexasOnline - Internet Registration
Automobile Fee Schedule
Bill of Sale
Lienholder Affidavit
Motor Vehicle Dealer Complaint Form
Vehicle Title and Registration Forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Jefferson County Tax Office