Yearly Archives: 2016

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

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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 (11/10/2… Continue reading

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

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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 1… Continue reading

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

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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 1… Continue reading

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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, Nov… Continue reading

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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, Nov… Continue reading

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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. Ev… Continue reading

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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. Ev… Continue reading

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RTS version 8.7.0 Defect Status Update

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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 releas… Continue reading

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RTS version 8.7.0 Defect Status Update

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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 releas… Continue reading

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

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

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

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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 m… Continue reading

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

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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 m… Continue reading

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UPDATE (10/30/2016 @ 12:50 PM CDT) TxDMV Scheduled Outage Extended to 3 PM

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Maintenance jobs ran longer than expected and support staff are now working to perform system validation tasks.  Please note the duration of the outage has been extended until 3:00 PM (10/30/2016).
 
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UPDATE (10/30/2016 @ 12:50 PM CDT) TxDMV Scheduled Outage Extended to 3 PM

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Maintenance jobs ran longer than expected and support staff are now working to perform system validation tasks.  Please note the duration of the outage has been extended until 3:00 PM (10/30/2016).
 
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UPDATE (10/30/2016 @ 10:39 AM CDT) TxDMV Scheduled Outage Extended to 1 PM

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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is currently performing scheduled system maintenance.  Please note the duration of the outage has been extended until 1:00 PM (10/30/2016).
 
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UPDATE (10/30/2016 @ 10:39 AM CDT) TxDMV Scheduled Outage Extended to 1 PM

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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is currently performing scheduled system maintenance.  Please note the duration of the outage has been extended until 1:00 PM (10/30/2016).
 
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Revised Title Related Forms Now Available

Please review and distribute as appropriate.The department previously made you aware that the Vehicle Titles and Registration Division launched an initiative to review, revise, and consolidate more than 60 internal and external… Continue reading

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Revised Title Related Forms Now Available

Please review and distribute as appropriate.The department previously made you aware that the Vehicle Titles and Registration Division launched an initiative to review, revise, and consolidate more than 60 internal and external… Continue reading

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Announcement RTS Release 8.7v2.0 (10/28/2016)

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Over the weekend of October 28, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Title System (RTS) with Release 8.7 that contains the following content. 
 

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Announcement RTS Release 8.7v2.0 (10/28/2016)

Good afternoon, 
Over the weekend of October 28, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Title System (RTS) with Release 8.7 that contains the following content. 
 

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