New residents and new car owners have 30 days to register their vehicles with the state, giving you enough time to settle down and get a permanent address in Texas. You should use the permanent address for the registration.
What if You Split Time Between States?
Even if you split your time between states, Texas requires you to register your vehicle if you plan on being in the state for more than 30 days. The registration and title don’t need to match, though, meaning you can have the car titled out of state and registered in Texas.
Exceptions to Registering a Car in Texas
There are some exceptions to the requirement to register a car in Texas. You don’t need to register if you plan on being in the state for less than 30 days. Certain all-terrain vehicles, towed light cars and trucks, tractors, and trailers don’t need registration either.