Category Archives: Dealers and Manufacturers

Completed: eTAG Unplanned Maintenance (09/21/2017 at 6:55 PM CDT)

Good evening,   The eTAG scheduled maintenance was completed as of 6:55 PM CDT this evening, 09/21/2017.  If you experience issues with the system after the maintenance is complete, please contact the Service Desk.   Please remember that after using an Internet Down tag, you … Continue reading

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Initial Notification: eTAG Unplanned Maintenance (9/21/2017 @ 6:30 PM)

Good afternoon,   On September 21, 2017, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be performing eTAG system maintenance. The duration of the maintenance is scheduled for up to 1.5 hours, beginning Thursday (09/21/2017) at 6:30 PM CDT and lasting until 8:00 PM CDT. eTAG will … Continue reading

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Resolved: TxDMV call centers available (09/18/2017 @ 10:40 AM CDT)

Good morning,   All Texas Department of Motor Vehicles call centers are now available. If you experience new issues contacting TxDMV by phone please email the Service Desk.   The statewide ticket for this issue is: 145367 If you would like … Continue reading

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Update: TxDMV call centers unavailable (09/18/2017 @ 10:00 AM CDT)

Good morning,   All Texas Department of Motor Vehicles call centers remain unavailable. An update will sent by 11 a.m. today  (09/18/2017) or as more information becomes available.  The IT Service Desk is available by email at ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov.   The statewide … Continue reading

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Initial Notification: TxDMV call centers unavailable (09/18/2017 @ 8:55 AM CDT)

Good morning,   All Texas Department of Motor Vehicles call centers are currently unavailable. Support staff are working with telecommunication vendors to identify and resolve the issue.  An update will be sent by 10 a.m. (09/18/2017) or as more information becomes available.  … Continue reading

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Resolved: TxDMV phones available (09/15/2017 @ 2:00 PM CDT) –

Good afternoon,   The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles main customer service number (512-465-3000) and the IT Service Desk number (512-465-4010) were unavailable from 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM CDT today (09/15/2017). If you experience any new phone please contact the Service Desk.     … Continue reading

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Proposal 43 TAC §217.45 and §217.182

Proposed 43 TAC §217.45 and §217.182   Please review and distribute as appropriate.   The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has published in the Texas Register proposed changes to the Texas Administrative Code, which affect Chapter 217, §217.45 and … Continue reading

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Proposal 43 TAC §§217.3, 217.4, 217.82, and 217.84

Proposed 43 TAC §§217.3, 217.4, 217.82, and 217.84   Please review and distribute as appropriate.   The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has published in the Texas Register proposed changes to the Texas Administrative Code, which affect Chapter 217, … Continue reading

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RTB #015-17 Waiver of Delinquent Transfer Penalty as a Result of Hurricane Harvey

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Thank you, Jeremiah Kuntz, DirectorVehicle Titles and Registration DivisionTexas Department of Motor Vehicles Attachment If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this VTR communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center. … Continue reading

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COMPLETE: eTAG available (09/05/2017 11:05 PM)

Good evening,   All eTAG system maintenance was completed as of 11:05 PM CDT this evening (09/05/2017).  If you experience any issues with the eTAG system please contact the Service Desk.   Please remember that after using an Internet Down tag, you … Continue reading

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INITIAL NOTIFICATION: eTAG System Maintenance (9/5/2017 10:00 PM)

Good afternoon,   On September 5, 2017, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be performing eTAG system maintenance. The duration of the maintenance is scheduled for up to 3 hours, beginning Tuesday (09/05/2017) at 10:00 PM CDT and lasting until  Wednesday (09/06/2017) at 1:00 … Continue reading

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INITIAL NOTIFICATION: eTAG System Maintenance (9/5/2017 @ 7:00 PM)

Good afternoon,   On September 5, 2017, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be performing eTAG system maintenance. The duration of the maintenance is scheduled for up to 2 hours, beginning Tuesday (09/05/2017) at 7:00 PM CDT and lasting until 9:00 PM CDT.  eTAG … Continue reading

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COMPLETED: eTAG Scheduled Maintenance (09/03/2017 at 11:05 AM CDT)

Good morning,   The eTAG scheduled maintenance was completed as of 11:05 AM CDT this morning, 09/03/2017.  If you experience issues with the system after the maintenance is complete, please contact the Service Desk.   Please remember that after using an Internet Down tag, you … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Reassigned Vehicle Identification Numbers

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Currently, law enforcement or a court must determine ownership of a vehicle in order for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) to reassign the manufacturer’s vehicle identification number (VIN).  This requires an applicant … Continue reading

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RTB #007-17 Changes to Travel Trailer Dimensions

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Thank you, Jeremiah Kuntz, DirectorVehicle Titles and Registration DivisionTexas Department of Motor Vehicles Attachment If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this VTR communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center. … Continue reading

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July 2017 Motor Vehicle Title Manual Update

Please review and distribute as appropriate. The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Title Manual (attached) is now available via Registration and Title System workstations and at www.txdmv.gov. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to email any comments or … Continue reading

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July 2017 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 … Continue reading

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Password Reset Reminder

Good afternoon, On July 24, 2017, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) updated the login security for the eTAG system. If you are experiencing issues resetting your eTAG password, please be sure your new password meets the password complexity … Continue reading

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Motor Vehicle Dealer Training Seminar – Dallas

Motor Vehicle Dealers and Industry: We are pleased to announce our Motor Vehicle Dealer Training Seminar, being held for two days, on September 6th or 7th, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.  This presentation will be a broad overview of the rules … Continue reading

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Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealer Training Seminar – Dallas

Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealers and Industry: We are pleased to announce our Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealer Training Seminar on September 5th, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.  This presentation will be a specific overview of the rules and regulations surrounding the salvage … Continue reading

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