TxDMV issues forestry vehicle registration for vehicles used exclusively for transporting forest products in their natural state, including logs, debarked logs, untreated ties, stave bolts, plywood billets, wood chips, stumps, sawdust, moss, bark, wood shavings and property used in production of those products.

The registration year for Forestry Vehicle License Plates is April 1 through March 31 of the following year. Registration fees are prorated when issued for less than 12 months.

Forestry License Plates must be renewed annually. Renewal forms are mailed each year prior to the March 31 expiration date.

How to Apply

Download and submit an Application for Forestry Vehicle Registration(s) (Form 361) by mail to the address listed on the Information and Instructions sheet included with the form or in person at any of the 16 TxDMV Regional Service Centers.

Payment must be provided with the application.

As a result of House Bill 2305 passed during the 83rd legislative session, the State of Texas stopped issuing inspection stickers and transitioned to a "Two Steps, One Sticker" vehicle inspection and registration program. Since March 1, 2015, your vehicle is no longer issued an inspection sticker and your cab card or registration receipt will serve as proof of inspection and registration. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our office at 1-888-368-4689; or visit us online at www.TwoStepsOneSticker.com/motor-carriers.

Fees and Payment Information

The registration fee is based on the gross vehicle weight, plus applicable local county fees, cab card and plate fees.

Gross Vehicle Weight (in pounds) Registration Fee*
6,001 – 10,000 $54
10,001 – 18,000 $110
18,001 – 25,999 $205
26,000 – 40,000 $340
40,001 – 54,999 $535
55,000 – 70,000 $740
70,001 – 80,000 $840
Over 80,000 Varies

*Does not include local county fees or other applicable fees.

Note: The gross vehicle weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the empty weight of the vehicle and the heaviest load that will be carried by the vehicle (carrying capacity) during the registration year. Fees are payable by cash, personal check, business check, cashier's check or money order in person, or online via electronic check (ACH).

More Information

If the gross vehicle weight of your vehicle is 55,000 pounds or more, Federal law requires that proof of payment of the Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) be provided at time of vehicle registration. See the application form for acceptable proof documents.

If you need to obtain plates for additional vehicles, a supplemental application (form 361) should be filed with the TxDMV Regional Service Center handling your account.