CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If your car registration expired during the pandemic - the clock is ticking.
The deadline is today to get your car renewed. And if you don't heed the deadline, you could get a ticket.
Lines were stacked across the city at local gas stations as people lined up to get half of their vehicle registration taken care of with a state-mandated auto inspection.
"We were busy this morning before you know we opened up," said Steve Olmeda, owner of a local gas station. "We opened up at 8 o'clock and we got hit pretty hard with them, right now it's a little died down a little bit during the day, lunch time it will get busy again, and normally people on their way home are trying to get their inspections done right before they get home."
Once your vehicle is inspected, you will also have to either go to the courthouse or to H-E-B to get it registered.
If you do go to H-E-B, you'll want to keep that receipt, because it will act as your sticker until it arrives in the mail.
Today is also the deadline to renew your driver's license if it has been expired during the pandemic.
Police will begin ticketing people with expired registration stickers or registration receipts after today.
And if you want to avoid longlines, you can renew your registration online at www.texas.gov.