Covid-19 Waivers for Driver's License and Vehicle Registration Ends 04/14/2021

Picture of Vehicle Registration Sticker that is expired!

The Governor issued an order last year to temporarily remove enforcement actions related to expired driver's license and vehicle registrations due to Covid-19 shutting down many government offices. The State has now announced that these waivers will end on April 14th at the end of the business day. Please use the links below to come into compliance.

Vehicle Registration

Vehicle Registration is handled by the counties in Texas at their tax offices. Depending on where you live in Venus you might need to go to the Ellis County or Johnson County tax office. In many cases you can also renew your registration over the county's website. The closest offices are in Midlothian for Ellis County and Alvarado for Johnson County.

In most cases you will need a vehicle inspection prior to getting your registration done.

Local state licensed inspection places can be found by Clicking Here.

Click Here for the state's website explaining vehicle registration requirements which will also let you find your closest office or renew online.

Remember, you will need to provide proof that your vehicle is insured to get it inspected and registered.

Driver's Licenses

Driver license renewals are handled by the State of Texas through the Department of Public Safety.

Click Here for more information about renewing your driver's license including online renewals and making an appointment to renew in person.


The Venus Police Department will begin enforcing state laws related to expired driver licenses and vehicle registrations when the waivers end. Officers will be directed to consider issuing warnings for the first two weeks of the waivers ending to give citizens and visitors of Venus some extra time to get into compliance. This directive does not apply to any other department and is not absolute so please get into compliance as soon as possible to avoid getting a citation.