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Old 06-30-2020, 06:01 PM   #1
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Getting Legal During Covid

So my bike was last registered and inspected in 2015. I can't get the title put in my name because the tax office is still closed.

Can I get it insured without it being in my name?
Can I get it inspected if I get insurance?
Are the MSF courses still open? Which one should I go to?
How much are the cops worried about all of this right now?

I want to ride out of the neighborhood so bad it's killin' me!
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:18 PM   #2
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So my bike was last registered and inspected in 2015. I can't get the title put in my name because the tax office is still closed.

Can I get it insured without it being in my name?
Can I get it inspected if I get insurance?
Are the MSF courses still open? Which one should I go to?
How much are the cops worried about all of this right now?

I want to ride out of the neighborhood so bad it's killin' me!
You will have to get insurance prior to an inspection.
You will need an inspection prior to registration.
So, you can and must do both of these prior to registration.

Not sure about MSF courses.
It' of miss on cops. I know during the peak of lockdown I was driving between Kerrville and SATX for work and the cops on hwy10 REALLY didnt care about much. It was like the gumball rally everyday. lol
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:04 PM   #3
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You should be able to get the bike legal to ride, with no problems. You can insure anything without it being in your name. I highly recommend the minimum insurance possible... Like burrrrrr minimum. Once you get your insurance, you should be able to get it inspected pretty easy... Just make sure if you don't have rear lights, you know the legal hand gestures and slap a reflector anywhere on the license plate frame. Once you have all your paperwork, you should be able to do everything online through the Texas DPS website. Before you make any payments online, BE SURE you are on their website! I accidentally fell victim to another site, that ended up being a 3rd party registration site. My fault for not paying attention and I ended up paying additional fees.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:30 PM   #4
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So my bike was last registered and inspected in 2015. I can't get the title put in my name because the tax office is still closed.

Can I get it insured without it being in my name?
Can I get it inspected if I get insurance?
Are the MSF courses still open? Which one should I go to?
How much are the cops worried about all of this right now?

I want to ride out of the neighborhood so bad it's killin' me!
Depends on how thorough the insurance company is when they're looking at you for rates.

Yes, if you have insurance, I've seen shops quite literally just ask you to give the basic information by sitting on the bike as they type into the computer.

I don't know of any open, but I'm not sure if that's a big head decision or just the individuals deciding not to risk their business.

Cops will be hit or miss. Last I heard was the governor had waived penalties for registration right now, similar to how it happened during Harvey. A city cop you have history with is more likely to give you a ticket than a trooper who is more likely than a county cop...mostly. It is still an election year, after all.
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Old 07-01-2020, 10:07 AM   #5
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After I posted this I went directly to my insurance and added my bike in minutes, without registration. $15 a month and so easy. Gotta fix my front right blinker, just in case, and git that bad girl inspectified!
Can't do registration online if the vehicle has gone out of registration. WA WA WAAA.
On my way, ya'll.
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https://www.txdmv.gov/covid-19

Update: May 24, 2020

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will reopen some of its regional service centers beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with new office health and safety procedures in place. Customers will be served by appointment only. Click here to set an appointment.

THE TEMPORARY WAIVER OF VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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You have to go to the tax office to switch title but this is what I found...
"The Harris County Tax Office is closed per Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s Stay at Home Work Safe order.
Click here to view the county judge’s order. Please view this helpful list of FAQs for Property Tax Services, Automobile Services and Voter Registration Services to help you complete your necessary transactions while the Tax Office is closed."

There is something about dropping off an envelope but I'm so confused I don't know.
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You have to go to the tax office to switch title but this is what I found...
"The Harris County Tax Office is closed per Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s Stay at Home Work Safe order.
Click here to view the county judge’s order. Please view this helpful list of FAQs for Property Tax Services, Automobile Services and Voter Registration Services to help you complete your necessary transactions while the Tax Office is closed."

There is something about dropping off an envelope but I'm so confused I don't know.
Don't bother. Drop box is for car dealers. Abbot just extended the waiver for expired registrations yesterday.
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