Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicles

If you own a car, there is a two part process to getting your driver's license in Texas.  First, if you own a vehicle, you need to register your vehicle at the Tax Assessor's office at the Matagorda County Courthouse.  Your auto will also need to pass an inspection before it can be registered, and you will need to provide proof that you have insurance.  Once your vehicle is registered, you will be able to get your Texas license plates.

Matagorda County Courthouse
1700 7th Street, Bay City, TX 77414    
979-244-7670

Once you have your vehicle registration, you are ready to head over to the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) office to get your Texas driver's license.  There are several documents you will need to have with you.  This site tells you what documents to take to the local office.  You can also review the driving laws in the Texas Driver's Handbook.  In most cases, if you have a current driver's license from another state you will not be required to take a driving test.  If you are a foreign student, non-resident visitor or moving in from another country, you may have to take a driving test and there is a list of documents you will need to apply for a Texas driver's license.

Bay City DPS office
510 Avenue F, Bay City TX 77414    
979-245-9353

Calendar of Events

We are a busy city! Check our calendar to see different events going on in our community. 

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27 February 2017

Bay City Video

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28 January 2017

Wild Game and Wine Camofest

The Bay City Main Street program is hosting the Wild Game and Wine CAMOFEST on January 28, 2017 f… Read More »

8 December 2016

Rock The Block...Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Christmas Karaoke

Come down to the Historic Downtown Bay City from 5 to 7 pm. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater an… Read More »

19 November 2016

November Market Days on the Square

Bay City Market Days on the Square will be held from 9 am to4 pm. Saturday, November 19 at the Ma… Read More »

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