Monthly Archives: August 2017

Temporary Waiver Extending the Time Period to Transfer Title

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Effective immediately, vehicle purchasers residing in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey and covered by the Governor’s Proclamation of August 28, 2017, are permitted a temporary extension of time to transfer a title and a … Continue reading

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Temporary Waiver Extending the Time Period to Renew Registration or Register a Vehicle

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Effective immediately, vehicle owners residing in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey and covered by the Governor’s Proclamation of August 28, 2017, are permitted a temporary extension to renew the registration of their vehicle. The … Continue reading

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Vehicle Titling and Registration Requirements Suspended in Hurricane Harvey Disaster Counties

Texas residents in counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey will not have to worry about vehicle titling and registration requirements for the next 45 days. Today Governor Greg Abbott suspended certain statutes related to the enforcement of title and registration laws … Continue reading

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Motor Vehicle Dealer Training Seminar – Tyler

Motor Vehicle Dealers and Industry: We are pleased to announce our Motor Vehicle Dealer Training Seminar on October 19th, 2017, in Tyler, Texas.  This presentation will be a broad overview of the rules and regulations surrounding the motor vehicle dealer … Continue reading

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Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealer Training Seminar – Tyler

Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealers and Industry: We are pleased to announce our Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealer Training Seminar on October 18th, 2017, in Tyler, Texas.  This presentation will be a specific overview of the rules and regulations surrounding the salvage … Continue reading

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Disabling American Express for Internet Vehicle Title and Registration Service

Please review and distribute as appropriate. This is to notify you that effective August 25, 2017, the Internet Vehicle Title and Registration Service no longer accepts American Express as payment for online registration renewals.  The change was made as a … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, all Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices will be closed on Monday, September 4. Note to motor carriers: The Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight Permits Section will also be closed on Saturday, September 2.  Vehicle title and registration … Continue reading

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UPDATE: RTS Release 8.10 Deployment

Good afternoon,   On September 2, 2017, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be performing system maintenance that will require a system outage. The duration of the maintenance is scheduled for up to 16 hours, beginning Saturday (09/02/2017) at 8:00 PM … Continue reading

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UPDATED Texas Disaster Areas Restricted from Oversize/Overweight Permit Travel

The TxDMV will not issue oversize/overweight permits for travel into or out of disaster areas (see map below) for loads not related to relief efforts. Only oversize and/or overweight vehicles involved in the relief efforts will be allowed to travel … Continue reading

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Changes to Disabled Veteran License Plate, Form VTR-615

Please review and distribute as appropriate. We are informing you of a recent design change to the Application for Disabled Veteran License Plates and Parking Placards (Form VTR-615). The form content was expanded to meet requirements set by the Texas … Continue reading

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TxDMV Office Closures for Wednesday, August 30

The following Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices will remain closed on Wednesday, August 30, due to weather and road conditions: Beaumont Regional Service Center Houston Regional Service Center  Most vehicle title and registration services are provided by your county … Continue reading

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Update to Hurricane Harvey Procedures

Please review and distribute as appropriate. The TxDMV is continuing to evaluate solutions for processing registration renewals and title transactions for individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. As you are aware, the transportation code was recently amended to allow other counties to … Continue reading

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Texas Disaster Areas Restricted from Oversize/Overweight Permit Travel

The TxDMV will not issue oversize/overweight permits for travel into or out of disaster areas (see map below) for loads not related to relief efforts. Only oversize and/or overweight vehicles involved in the relief efforts will be allowed to travel … Continue reading

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Movement of Oversize/Overweight Loads in Texas Disaster Area

The TxDMV will not issue oversize/overweight permits for travel into disaster areas for loads not related to relief efforts. Only oversize and/or overweight vehicles involved in the relief efforts will be allowed to travel in the Hurricane Harvey affected areas. … Continue reading

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TxDMV Office Closures for Tuesday, August 29

The following Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices will remain closed on Tuesday, August 29, due to weather and road conditions: Beaumont Regional Service Center Corpus Christi Regional Service Center Houston Regional Service Center   Most vehicle title and registration … Continue reading

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Change to Inspection Requirements for Certain Trailers

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Beginning on September 1, 2017, vehicle dealers are no longer required to inspect trailers, semitrailers, and pole trailers as part of the state inspection program if the trailer has a gross vehicle weight of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey – Registration and Titling Services

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Many people are displaced and seeking registration and title services in other counties due to the severe weather caused by Hurricane Harvey. The TxDMV is currently evaluating alternatives for the victims of the hurricane and … Continue reading

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TxDMV Office Closures/Delays 7:15PM UPDATE

Severe weather will affect the following Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices on Monday, August 28: Austin Headquarters: Delayed opening – 10 a.m. Austin Regional Service Center: Delayed opening – 10 a.m. Beaumont Regional Service Center: Closed Corpus Christi Regional … Continue reading

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TxDMV Office Closures for Monday

The following Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) regional service centers will be closed on Monday, August 28, due to severe weather: Beaumont  Corpus Christi  Houston  Most vehicle title and registration services are provided by your county tax office. County … Continue reading

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Motor Carriers Involved in Texas Relief Efforts – Update

The below notice has been updated to include a link to the President’s declaration: President Donald Trump has declared certain counties in Texas disaster areas due to Hurricane Harvey. With this declaration, Texas’ MAP-21 Emergency Permit became available to carriers … Continue reading

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Motor Carriers Involved in Texas Relief Efforts

President Donald Trump has declared certain counties in Texas disaster areas due to Hurricane Harvey. With this declaration, Texas’ MAP-21 Emergency Permit became available to carriers in Texas involved in relief efforts. The MAP-21 Emergency Permit allows vehicles, exceeding legal … Continue reading

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Use of "Bid Route" feature in TxPROS to Route Over-Height Loads Safely in Disaster Areas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a disaster for 30 Texas counties because of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has temporarily suspended size and weight restrictions and oversize/overweight permitting requirements for vehicles and loads associated with activities to … Continue reading

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Webinars for County Tax Assessor-Collectors on RTBs #010-17, #011-17, #012-17, and #013-17

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Webinars will be held for county tax assessor-collectors to discuss the following RTBs: #010-17 Required Law Enforcement Inspection for Certain Bonded Title Applications #011-17 Elimination of Registration Period Designation by the Vehicle Owner #012-17 … Continue reading

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TxDMV Hurricane Harvey Closures 1:45 p.m. UPDATE

The following Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) regional service centers are closed on Friday, August 25, due to Hurricane Harvey: Beaumont (Closing at 2 p.m.) Corpus Christi  Houston (Closing at 2 p.m.) San Antonio  Most vehicle title and registration services … Continue reading

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Update: RTS Release 8.10 deployment cancelled

Good morning, The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) would like to encourage all customers to prioritize personal safety in advance of Hurricane Harvey. As you know, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) relies upon information in the RTS … Continue reading

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