Important County Equipment Refresh Announcement

Good morning,

 

We are happy to announce that the County Equipment Refresh Project has successfully completed the pilot deployment of new RTS workstations and printers in Bastrop County, and would like to thank Bastrop County for their participation in this effort.

 

Based on the successful deployment Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is moving forward with the effort to replace all county RTS workstations and printers. This effort will begin December 3, 2016 and is expected to be completed by May 27, 2016.

 

While counties are provided standard workstations and printers, we understand that some counties purchase special equipment called Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) switches that allow users to toggle between a RTS workstation and a county computer. The procurement and use of KVM switches is determined by each county on an individual basis. Please note that KVM switches are not supported by TxDMV.

 

In an effort to help counties that utilize KVM switches prepare for the new equipment, we would like to provide you with the following list of KVM switches that have been tested for compatibility with the new RTS workstations.

 

  • IOGear 2 port USB KVM model # GCS632U
  • IOGear 2 port USB KVM model # GCS22U
  • IOGear 2 port USB KVM model # GCS42UW6 

While it is possible that KVM switches other than the brand/models listed above may function properly with the new upgraded workstations, TxDMV cannot guarantee that KVM switches outside of the models listed above will be compatible with the new equipment.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your TxDMV Regional Service Center.

 

Thank you,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

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Important County Equipment Refresh Announcement

Good morning,

 

We are happy to announce that the County Equipment Refresh Project has successfully completed the pilot deployment of new RTS workstations and printers in Bastrop County, and would like to thank Bastrop County for their participation in this effort.

 

Based on the successful deployment Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is moving forward with the effort to replace all county RTS workstations and printers. This effort will begin December 3, 2016 and is expected to be completed by May 27, 2016.

 

While counties are provided standard workstations and printers, we understand that some counties purchase special equipment called Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) switches that allow users to toggle between a RTS workstation and a county computer. The procurement and use of KVM switches is determined by each county on an individual basis. Please note that KVM switches are not supported by TxDMV.

 

In an effort to help counties that utilize KVM switches prepare for the new equipment, we would like to provide you with the following list of KVM switches that have been tested for compatibility with the new RTS workstations.

 

  • IOGear 2 port USB KVM model # GCS632U
  • IOGear 2 port USB KVM model # GCS22U
  • IOGear 2 port USB KVM model # GCS42UW6 

While it is possible that KVM switches other than the brand/models listed above may function properly with the new upgraded workstations, TxDMV cannot guarantee that KVM switches outside of the models listed above will be compatible with the new equipment.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your TxDMV Regional Service Center.

 

Thank you,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. The Oversize/Overweight Permits Office also will be closed on Saturday, November 26. Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight permits can be ordered online 24/7 through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at www.TxDMV.gov.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. The Oversize/Overweight Permits Office also will be closed on Saturday, November 26. Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight permits can be ordered online 24/7 through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at www.TxDMV.gov.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

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Announcement Cognos Enterprise Reporting System Release ERQ5 (11/19/2016)

 

Good afternoon, 

Over the weekend of November 19, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Cognos Enterprise Reporting system with Release ERQ5. Please find the attached release notes with additional information about the updates.

As a reminder, the information and data available to you in Cognos is based on your business area and the access permissions you have. If the report is not visible and you feel that you should have access, please contact your supervisor.

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

 

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Announcement Cognos Enterprise Reporting System Release ERQ5 (11/19/2016)

 

Good afternoon, 

Over the weekend of November 19, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Cognos Enterprise Reporting system with Release ERQ5. Please find the attached release notes with additional information about the updates.

As a reminder, the information and data available to you in Cognos is based on your business area and the access permissions you have. If the report is not visible and you feel that you should have access, please contact your supervisor.

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

 

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October 2016 Motor Vehicle Registration Manual Update

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Registration Manual (attached) is now available via Registration and Title System (RTS) workstations and at www.txdmv.gov.

We welcome your feedback and encourage you to email any comments or suggestions to
VTR_Title_Reg-Manual-Update@txdmv.gov (please note the underscores between VTR and Title and Title and Reg).

Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text.

The majority of changes in this release are a result of changes to the Texas Administrative Code for the processing and handling fee and replacement plates. Several chapters were updated to reflect that a customer may request replacement license plates and/or registration stickers for cosmetic or readability reasons in addition to being lost, stolen, or mutilated.

A new chart outlining the distribution of the processing and handling fee was added to the appendix.

Changes were made throughout the manual to reflect updated form names that resulted from the title forms initiative.

Additionally, the following are brief summaries of some of the chapters updated in the October 2016 revision.

Chapter 1 – Accounting
Section 1.1, “General Provisions,” was updated with a new subsection to describe the changes related to the processing and handling fee: when the fee is or is not collected, exclusions, and changes to the renewal notice.

Section 1.2, “Insufficient Funds by Check, Credit, or Debit Cards,” was updated to reference the processing and handling fee.

Chapter 8 – Additional and Voluntary Fees
Section 8.2, “Automation Fee,” was updated to reflect the change of the automation fee from $1 to $0.50 effective January 2017.

Chapter 14 – Application for Registration
Section 14.2, “Application for Registration and Certain Permits,” was updated to reference the processing and handling fee for mail-in registration transactions. The $1 mail-in fee, when applicable, will be inclusive of the processing and handling fee when this fee is collected.

This section and chapter was also updated to remove any reference to “no fee” replacements. Customers will be required to pay the $6 replacement fee and the automation fee when replacement license plates and/or stickers are issued. This includes when a sticker is lost in the mail.

Section 14.10, “License Plate or Registration Insignia Replacement,” was updated to reflect Texas Administrative Rule eliminated the mandatory “needs” replacements of license plates that have reached the plate age of seven years. RTS will no longer prompt for issuance of new license plates due to plate age. Customers who want to request replacement license plates will be required to pay the replacement fee.

Section 14.12, “Refusal to Register Vehicles (Scofflaws),” was updated with a new subsection describing the Child Support remark: how the remark is added or removed from the record, what transactions are impacted, and the Office of Attorney General’s contact information.

Chapter 17 – Transfer of Registration when Applying for Title
Section 17.5, “Plate to Owner Transactions,” was updated to remove the requirement to determine and enter the plate age into RTS when license plates are transferred.

Chapter 22 – Inspection Verification
Section 22.12, “Additional Inspection Information,” was updated to include a note specifying vehicles exempt from inspection are not charged an inspection fee even though the fee may display on the renewal notice.

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

JK:TT:KJ

Attachment

If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this VTR communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

 

 

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October 2016 Motor Vehicle Registration Manual Update

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Registration Manual (attached) is now available via Registration and Title System (RTS) workstations and at www.txdmv.gov.

We welcome your feedback and encourage you to email any comments or suggestions to
VTR_Title_Reg-Manual-Update@txdmv.gov (please note the underscores between VTR and Title and Title and Reg).

Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text.

The majority of changes in this release are a result of changes to the Texas Administrative Code for the processing and handling fee and replacement plates. Several chapters were updated to reflect that a customer may request replacement license plates and/or registration stickers for cosmetic or readability reasons in addition to being lost, stolen, or mutilated.

A new chart outlining the distribution of the processing and handling fee was added to the appendix.

Changes were made throughout the manual to reflect updated form names that resulted from the title forms initiative.

Additionally, the following are brief summaries of some of the chapters updated in the October 2016 revision.

Chapter 1 – Accounting
Section 1.1, “General Provisions,” was updated with a new subsection to describe the changes related to the processing and handling fee: when the fee is or is not collected, exclusions, and changes to the renewal notice.

Section 1.2, “Insufficient Funds by Check, Credit, or Debit Cards,” was updated to reference the processing and handling fee.

Chapter 8 – Additional and Voluntary Fees
Section 8.2, “Automation Fee,” was updated to reflect the change of the automation fee from $1 to $0.50 effective January 2017.

Chapter 14 – Application for Registration
Section 14.2, “Application for Registration and Certain Permits,” was updated to reference the processing and handling fee for mail-in registration transactions. The $1 mail-in fee, when applicable, will be inclusive of the processing and handling fee when this fee is collected.

This section and chapter was also updated to remove any reference to “no fee” replacements. Customers will be required to pay the $6 replacement fee and the automation fee when replacement license plates and/or stickers are issued. This includes when a sticker is lost in the mail.

Section 14.10, “License Plate or Registration Insignia Replacement,” was updated to reflect Texas Administrative Rule eliminated the mandatory “needs” replacements of license plates that have reached the plate age of seven years. RTS will no longer prompt for issuance of new license plates due to plate age. Customers who want to request replacement license plates will be required to pay the replacement fee.

Section 14.12, “Refusal to Register Vehicles (Scofflaws),” was updated with a new subsection describing the Child Support remark: how the remark is added or removed from the record, what transactions are impacted, and the Office of Attorney General’s contact information.

Chapter 17 – Transfer of Registration when Applying for Title
Section 17.5, “Plate to Owner Transactions,” was updated to remove the requirement to determine and enter the plate age into RTS when license plates are transferred.

Chapter 22 – Inspection Verification
Section 22.12, “Additional Inspection Information,” was updated to include a note specifying vehicles exempt from inspection are not charged an inspection fee even though the fee may display on the renewal notice.

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

JK:TT:KJ

Attachment

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Planned maintenance eTAG (11/10/16 @ 11:00 PM – 11:45 PM CDT)

Good afternoon,

 

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be performing system maintenance on the eTAG system.  Please log out of the eTAG system by 10:59 PM CDT (11/10/2016).  The expected downtime is forty-five minutes.  A notification will be sent when the maintenance is complete.

 

Dealers should use their pre-printed Internet Down buyer’s tags during the maintenance.  Every dealer is now allowed a minimum of 30 Internet Down tags.  If you have less than 30 printed, print your full allocation now so you are prepared when the eTAG system is unavailable.  Please remember that after using an Internet Down tag, you must enter the information for that tag into eTAG as soon as the system is accessible.  Doing this, will ensure you always have the full allocation of unused Internet Down tags available when you need them. Also remember that unused Internet Down tags are valid for one year from the date they are printed. 

  

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1).  The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday.  You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

We apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you or your customers.

 

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

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Planned maintenance eTAG (11/10/16 @ 11:00 PM – 11:45 PM CDT)

Good afternoon,

 

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be performing system maintenance on the eTAG system.  Please log out of the eTAG system by 10:59 PM CDT (11/10/2016).  The expected downtime is forty-five minutes.  A notification will be sent when the maintenance is complete.

 

Dealers should use their pre-printed Internet Down buyer’s tags during the maintenance.  Every dealer is now allowed a minimum of 30 Internet Down tags.  If you have less than 30 printed, print your full allocation now so you are prepared when the eTAG system is unavailable.  Please remember that after using an Internet Down tag, you must enter the information for that tag into eTAG as soon as the system is accessible.  Doing this, will ensure you always have the full allocation of unused Internet Down tags available when you need them. Also remember that unused Internet Down tags are valid for one year from the date they are printed. 

  

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1).  The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday.  You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

We apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you or your customers.

 

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

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Planned maintenance webDEALER (11/10/16 @ 11:00 PM – 11:45 PM CDT)

Good afternoon,

 

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be performing system maintenance on the webDEALER system.  Please log out of the webDEALER system by 10:59 PM CDT (11/10/2016).  The expected downtime is forty-five minutes.  A notification will be sent when the maintenance is complete.

  

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1).  The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday.  You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

We apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you or your customers.

 

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

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Planned maintenance webDEALER (11/10/16 @ 11:00 PM – 11:45 PM CDT)

Good afternoon,

 

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be performing system maintenance on the webDEALER system.  Please log out of the webDEALER system by 10:59 PM CDT (11/10/2016).  The expected downtime is forty-five minutes.  A notification will be sent when the maintenance is complete.

  

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1).  The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday.  You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

We apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you or your customers.

 

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

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Veterans Day

The Motor Carrier Division will be closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day except for its Oversize/Overweight Permits Office. The Permits Office will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11, but will be closed Saturday, November 12. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 14.

 

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Veterans Day

The Motor Carrier Division will be closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day except for its Oversize/Overweight Permits Office. The Permits Office will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11, but will be closed Saturday, November 12. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 14.

 

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County Equipment Refresh Project Notice

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

Beginning November 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will begin replacing the Registration and Titling System (RTS) computer equipment located in county offices. Every county office will receive updated RTS hardware, including new workstations and printers. We expect the new RTS equipment installation to continue until the end of June 2017.

TxDMV is working with a third party vendor (Insight) to install approximately 3,000 RTS workstations and printers in over 500 locations across the state and remove the existing RTS workstations while ensuring the secure destruction of the old hard drives.

Counties will be scheduled for equipment replacement on a rolling schedule and will coordinate closely with their TxDMV Regional Service Center manager to facilitate the installation. TxDMV will provide you with more information, including a county packet outlining the equipment refresh process in advance of your scheduled implementation date.

What’s included:
• New workstations
• New keyboards and mice
• New printers with extra paper tray 

 

 

 What’s not included:
• Scan guns
• Non-RTS equipment (e.g., toggle switch boxes)
• Laptops
• Flash drives
• Monitors
• Office relocations
• Additional workstations

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this VTR communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

 

 

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County Equipment Refresh Project Notice

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

Beginning November 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will begin replacing the Registration and Titling System (RTS) computer equipment located in county offices. Every county office will receive updated RTS hardware, including new workstations and printers. We expect the new RTS equipment installation to continue until the end of June 2017.

TxDMV is working with a third party vendor (Insight) to install approximately 3,000 RTS workstations and printers in over 500 locations across the state and remove the existing RTS workstations while ensuring the secure destruction of the old hard drives.

Counties will be scheduled for equipment replacement on a rolling schedule and will coordinate closely with their TxDMV Regional Service Center manager to facilitate the installation. TxDMV will provide you with more information, including a county packet outlining the equipment refresh process in advance of your scheduled implementation date.

What’s included:
• New workstations
• New keyboards and mice
• New printers with extra paper tray 

 

 

 What’s not included:
• Scan guns
• Non-RTS equipment (e.g., toggle switch boxes)
• Laptops
• Flash drives
• Monitors
• Office relocations
• Additional workstations

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this VTR communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

 

 

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RTS version 8.7.0 Defect Status Update

Good evening,

 

As you are aware, RTS Version 8.7.0 was deployed statewide on 10/30. Since the launch, a small number of issues were reported to TxDMV. Please find below a list of issues that have been reported to TxDMV since the release of RTS version 8.7.0 and the status of the associated resolutions 

Issue

Description and Mitigation

RRTS-7996 RRTS-7997

Sales Tax, Penalties and Registration may show as duplicates in the Week to Date (WTD) report.

The resolution will be deployed and available on Thursday November 3, 2016.

 

RRTS-7948

Invalid Manufacture Request for Special Plate during a Renew or Exchange event. The clerk sees a pop-up notification for a manufacture request. A work around exists where the clerk can simply click past the pop-up.  

TxDMV is updating the data on a nightly basis to prevent these plates from being manufactured.  The resolution will be deployed and available on Tuesday Novmeber 8, 2016.

 

RRTS-7995

In very limited circumstances if a customer changes the county during the online renewal process the transaction will have a different county number compared to the payment record. The IVTRS transaction will be displayed to the incorrect county for approval.  Counties can inadvertently approve transactions for other counties.

A resolution to this issue is estimated to be available by Saturday November 12, 2016.

 

RRTS-7994

A developer tool was inadvertently exposed to county users. This tool was not intended for production use and may negatively affect the proper execution of an RTS transaction if used. 

This tool will be removed from production RTS.

 


For additional information about the RTS 8.7.0 release please refer to the Release Notes tab on the TAC Hub (
www.txdmv.gov/tax-assessor-collectors) or the RTS Refactoring Resources page (www.txdmv.gov/rts-refactoring-resources).

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1). The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday. You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

 

 

 

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RTS version 8.7.0 Defect Status Update

Good evening,

 

As you are aware, RTS Version 8.7.0 was deployed statewide on 10/30. Since the launch, a small number of issues were reported to TxDMV. Please find below a list of issues that have been reported to TxDMV since the release of RTS version 8.7.0 and the status of the associated resolutions 

Issue

Description and Mitigation

RRTS-7996 RRTS-7997

Sales Tax, Penalties and Registration may show as duplicates in the Week to Date (WTD) report.

The resolution will be deployed and available on Thursday November 3, 2016.

 

RRTS-7948

Invalid Manufacture Request for Special Plate during a Renew or Exchange event. The clerk sees a pop-up notification for a manufacture request. A work around exists where the clerk can simply click past the pop-up.  

TxDMV is updating the data on a nightly basis to prevent these plates from being manufactured.  The resolution will be deployed and available on Tuesday Novmeber 8, 2016.

 

RRTS-7995

In very limited circumstances if a customer changes the county during the online renewal process the transaction will have a different county number compared to the payment record. The IVTRS transaction will be displayed to the incorrect county for approval.  Counties can inadvertently approve transactions for other counties.

A resolution to this issue is estimated to be available by Saturday November 12, 2016.

 

RRTS-7994

A developer tool was inadvertently exposed to county users. This tool was not intended for production use and may negatively affect the proper execution of an RTS transaction if used. 

This tool will be removed from production RTS.

 


For additional information about the RTS 8.7.0 release please refer to the Release Notes tab on the TAC Hub (
www.txdmv.gov/tax-assessor-collectors) or the RTS Refactoring Resources page (www.txdmv.gov/rts-refactoring-resources).

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1). The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday. You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

 

 

 

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Rule Changes Affecting Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealers

On December 9th, 2015, the new salvage rules went into effect. The rules, located in 43 TAC Chapter 221, define for the first time the salvage dealer license endorsements, and clarify premises, records, and consumer disclosure requirements. The new rules also clearly state that salvage titled vehicles that have been rebuilt by the salvage dealer, the dealer will be required to hold a motor vehicle license (GDN) to sell the vehicle.

When a salvage dealer(s) completes rebuilding the vehicle, the dealer will surrender the salvage title and properly complete a rebuilt affidavit (VTR-61) and submit the salvage title and affidavit to the local County TAC to request a title only in the name of the GDN license before offering the vehicle for sale.

 

References:

Title 43 Texas Administration Code Chapter 221

Rule 221.2

Definition: Salvage vehicle rebuilder endorsement

                Used Automobile dealer endorsement

 

221.11

License and endorsement required

Texas Transportation Code Chapter 548

 

43 TAC Chapter 221

Rule 221.2 Definitions

(27) Salvage vehicle rebuilder endorsement--An endorsement on the salvage dealer license issued by the department that allows the license holder to acquire and repair, rebuild, or reconstruct for operation on a public highway more than five salvage motor vehicles in a calendar year.

(29) Used automobile dealer endorsement--An endorsement on the salvage vehicle dealer license issued by the department that allows the license holder to buy or sell salvage motor vehicles and non-repairable motor vehicles that have been the subject of a retail sale. 

 

Rule 221.11 License and Endorsement Required

(a) The department shall issue a salvage vehicle dealer license with one or more endorsements to that license according to the type of activities intended to be engaged in by the applicant.

(b) A salvage vehicle dealer license may not be issued by the department without at least one of the following endorsements to that salvage vehicle dealer license:

     (1) new automobile dealer endorsement;

     (2) used automobile dealer endorsement;

     (3) salvage pool operator endorsement;

     (4) salvage vehicle broker endorsement; or

     (5) salvage vehicle rebuilder endorsement.

(d) A person may not engage in the business of buying, selling or exchanging motor vehicles that can be titled to operate on public highways, including selling a salvage motor vehicle that has been rebuilt, repaired or reconstructed, unless the person also holds a general distinguishing number issued by the department under Transportation Code, Chapter 503.

(e) A person holding a salvage vehicle dealer license with a used automobile dealer endorsement may rebuild, repair or reconstruct no more than five (5) salvage motor vehicles during a calendar year. The person may sell those rebuilt vehicles, provided the salvage vehicle dealer also holds a general distinguishing number issued by the department under Transportation Code, Chapter 503.

 

Texas Transportation Code Chapter 548

Sec. 548.052. VEHICLES NOT SUBJECT TO INSPECTION. This chapter does not apply to:

(1) a trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or mobile home moving under or bearing a current factory-delivery license plate or current in-transit license plate;

(2) a vehicle moving under or bearing a paper dealer in-transit tag, machinery license, disaster license, parade license, prorate tab, one-trip permit, vehicle temporary transit permit, antique license, custom vehicle license, street rod license, temporary 24-hour permit, or permit license;

(3) a trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or mobile home having an actual gross weight or registered gross weight of 4,500 pounds or less;

(4) farm machinery, road-building equipment, a farm trailer, or a vehicle required to display a slow-moving-vehicle emblem under Section 547.703;

(5) a former military vehicle, as defined by Section 504.502;

(6) a vehicle qualified for a tax exemption under Section 152.092, Tax Code; or

(7) a vehicle for which a certificate of title has been issued but that is not required to be registered.

 

 

 

 

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Rule Changes Affecting Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealers

On December 9th, 2015, the new salvage rules went into effect. The rules, located in 43 TAC Chapter 221, define for the first time the salvage dealer license endorsements, and clarify premises, records, and consumer disclosure requirements. The new rules also clearly state that salvage titled vehicles that have been rebuilt by the salvage dealer, the dealer will be required to hold a motor vehicle license (GDN) to sell the vehicle.

When a salvage dealer(s) completes rebuilding the vehicle, the dealer will surrender the salvage title and properly complete a rebuilt affidavit (VTR-61) and submit the salvage title and affidavit to the local County TAC to request a title only in the name of the GDN license before offering the vehicle for sale.

 

References:

Title 43 Texas Administration Code Chapter 221

Rule 221.2

Definition: Salvage vehicle rebuilder endorsement

                Used Automobile dealer endorsement

 

221.11

License and endorsement required

Texas Transportation Code Chapter 548

 

43 TAC Chapter 221

Rule 221.2 Definitions

(27) Salvage vehicle rebuilder endorsement--An endorsement on the salvage dealer license issued by the department that allows the license holder to acquire and repair, rebuild, or reconstruct for operation on a public highway more than five salvage motor vehicles in a calendar year.

(29) Used automobile dealer endorsement--An endorsement on the salvage vehicle dealer license issued by the department that allows the license holder to buy or sell salvage motor vehicles and non-repairable motor vehicles that have been the subject of a retail sale. 

 

Rule 221.11 License and Endorsement Required

(a) The department shall issue a salvage vehicle dealer license with one or more endorsements to that license according to the type of activities intended to be engaged in by the applicant.

(b) A salvage vehicle dealer license may not be issued by the department without at least one of the following endorsements to that salvage vehicle dealer license:

     (1) new automobile dealer endorsement;

     (2) used automobile dealer endorsement;

     (3) salvage pool operator endorsement;

     (4) salvage vehicle broker endorsement; or

     (5) salvage vehicle rebuilder endorsement.

(d) A person may not engage in the business of buying, selling or exchanging motor vehicles that can be titled to operate on public highways, including selling a salvage motor vehicle that has been rebuilt, repaired or reconstructed, unless the person also holds a general distinguishing number issued by the department under Transportation Code, Chapter 503.

(e) A person holding a salvage vehicle dealer license with a used automobile dealer endorsement may rebuild, repair or reconstruct no more than five (5) salvage motor vehicles during a calendar year. The person may sell those rebuilt vehicles, provided the salvage vehicle dealer also holds a general distinguishing number issued by the department under Transportation Code, Chapter 503.

 

Texas Transportation Code Chapter 548

Sec. 548.052. VEHICLES NOT SUBJECT TO INSPECTION. This chapter does not apply to:

(1) a trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or mobile home moving under or bearing a current factory-delivery license plate or current in-transit license plate;

(2) a vehicle moving under or bearing a paper dealer in-transit tag, machinery license, disaster license, parade license, prorate tab, one-trip permit, vehicle temporary transit permit, antique license, custom vehicle license, street rod license, temporary 24-hour permit, or permit license;

(3) a trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or mobile home having an actual gross weight or registered gross weight of 4,500 pounds or less;

(4) farm machinery, road-building equipment, a farm trailer, or a vehicle required to display a slow-moving-vehicle emblem under Section 547.703;

(5) a former military vehicle, as defined by Section 504.502;

(6) a vehicle qualified for a tax exemption under Section 152.092, Tax Code; or

(7) a vehicle for which a certificate of title has been issued but that is not required to be registered.

 

 

 

 

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TxDMV Board Meeting – November 3

 

 

 

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) board has scheduled the following meeting for the month of November:

Board Meeting 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8 a.m. 
4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin – Lone Star Room

TxDMV board and committee meetings are open to the public. Full board meetings are streamed online. Visit the TxDMV board page for agendas and transcripts.

 

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TxDMV Board Meeting – November 3

 

 

 

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) board has scheduled the following meeting for the month of November:

Board Meeting 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8 a.m. 
4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin – Lone Star Room

TxDMV board and committee meetings are open to the public. Full board meetings are streamed online. Visit the TxDMV board page for agendas and transcripts.

 

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COMPLETE: TxDMV Scheduled Outage (10/30/2016 @ 3:20 PM CDT)

Good afternoon,

 

All systems were operational by 3:20 PM CDT this afternoon (10/30/2016).  Please resume normal operations.  If you experience new issues, please contact the Service Desk.

 

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1).  The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday.  You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

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COMPLETE: TxDMV Scheduled Outage (10/30/2016 @ 3:20 PM CDT)

Good afternoon,

 

All systems were operational by 3:20 PM CDT this afternoon (10/30/2016).  Please resume normal operations.  If you experience new issues, please contact the Service Desk.

 

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1).  The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday.  You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

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UPDATE (10/30/2016 @ 2:55 PM CDT) TxDMV Scheduled Outage Extended

Good afternoon,

 

An issue was identified during system validation. Support staff are working to resolve the issue and bring the systems online. An update will be sent by 6 p.m. this evening (10/30/2016) or a final notification if the maintenance is completed before that time.

 

Systems Impacted: All systems below will be unavailable and unable to access vehicle information during the scheduled time frames below.

  • IVTRS
  • RTS Online
  • WebSub and webDEALER
  • MyPlates
  • Temp Permits
  • eTags
  • DPS (Law Enforcement) TLETS
  • MVI-Net  

Note: A reply to all will be sent when the outage is complete.  Please contact the Service Desk if you experience system issues after the end of the maintenance.

 

If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1).  The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday.  You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

Best regards,

 

TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

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