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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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Salvage Vehicle Dealer Bill of Sale for a Junk Motor Vehicle (Form VTR-203)

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Salvage Vehicle Dealer Bill of Sale for a Junk Motor Vehicle (Form VTR-203)

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The Vehicle Titles and Registration Division has undertaken an initiative to review, revise, and consolidate title related forms.  We have revised and renamed the Salvage Bill … Continue reading

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RTB #007-16 Process Change for Vehicle Ownership Evidence Surrendered on Form VTR-340

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RTB #007-16 Process Change for Vehicle Ownership Evidence Surrendered on Form VTR-340

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Chapter 217, Proposed Amendment to §217.9, Bonded Titles

Proposed Amendment to 43 Texas Administrative Code §217.9, Bonded Titles
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Chapter 217, New Section 217.57, Alternatively Fueled Vehicles

Proposed New Rule, 43 Texas Administrative Code §217.57
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RTB #005-16 Changes to Insurance and Salvage Industry Specific Forms and Processes

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Thank you,Jeremiah Kuntz, DirectorVehicle Titles and Registration DivisionTexas Department of Motor Vehicles
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RTB #001-16 New Application for Texas Title and/or Registration (Form 130-U)

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Revision of Title Related Forms

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COMING SOON!The Vehicle Titles and Registration Division has undertaken an initiative to review, revise, and consolidate more than 60 title-related forms. These updated forms will b… Continue reading

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Revision of Title Related Forms

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Proposed Section 217.3 – Motor Vehicle Titles – Amendments

Proposed TAC Chapter 217, §217.3.
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Adopted Section 217.56 – Registration Reciprocity Agreements – Amendments

Adopted TAC §217.56 Amendments.
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New Chapter 221, Repeal of 217 – I, Withdraw 217.193

Proposed Chapter 217, Subchapter I – RepealProposed New Chapter 221Withdrawn – Proposed §217.193
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TxDMV Board Appointments

TO: TxDMV Customers and Stakeholders
FROM: Whitney Brewster, Executive Director
 
Yesterday, Governor Gregg Abbott announced three appointments to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board.
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Courtesy Copy: Ch 215 Review and Amendments Proposal

Proposed Chapter 215
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Courtesy Copy: New Section 217.193

Proposed Chapter 217
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Kick Up Your Heels for the New Texas Two Step!

 

 
 
As a result of the passage of House Bill 2305 during the 83rd legislative session, the State of Texas will stop issuing inspection stickers and transition to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” vehi… Continue reading

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Kick Up Your Heels for the New Texas Two Step!

 

 
 
As a result of the passage of House Bill 2305 during the 83rd legislative session, the State of Texas will stop issuing inspection stickers and transition to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” vehi… Continue reading

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Courtesy Copy – Ch. 217 Proposed Rule Review and Changes

Proposed Chapter 217
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*Corrected Notice* Adopted Rule Review and Amendments – Chapter 209

Adopted Chapter 209
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*Corrected Notice* Adopted Rule Review and Amendments – Chapter 208

Adopted Chapter 208
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Adopted Rule Review and Amendments – Chapter 210

Adopted Chapter 210
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Adopted Rule Review and Amendments – Chapter 209

Adopted Chapter 209
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