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eLICENSING is the application in which a dealer’s license and account information is created and maintained. eLICENSING populates the dealer’s information and account details in webDEALER. Currently, the county tax assessor-collector’s office can update a dealer’s Doing Business As, Contact Name, Email, and Phone # in the webDEALER application (highlighted below).
Figure 1: Account Details page prior to the May 11, 2018, update.
Effective May 11, 2018, the county tax assessor-collector’s office will no longer be able to modify the DBA or contact information for a dealership within the webDEALER application. This is to ensure consistency between what is created in eLICENSING and presented in webDEALER. The dealer must make any edits to their account in eLICENSING.
Figure 2: Account Details page after the May 11, 2018, update.
In order to change the DBA information, the dealer must access eLICENSING and apply to amend their license. Next, the dealer must choose the “Address and DBA changes” reason. From the Manage Locations Screen, choose the Edit button for the location with the DBA change, and add, remove, or edit the DBA as needed. There is a $25 fee for this amendment. The following must be uploaded:
• a bond rider with the DBA change,
• an Assumed Name Certificate (from the county for sole proprietors and general partnerships, from the Secretary
of State for corporations), and
• an amended Certificate of Filing from the Texas Secretary of State (for corporations).
This process is covered in the amendment section of the eLICENSING User Guide for Independent GDN Licenses on pages 122-129 located on our website at http://www.txdmv.gov/dealers/licensing/elicensing-resources.
Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
If you have any questions concerning this communication, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.