Metal plate return updates

Effective immediately Texas motor vehicle dealers, in-transit operators, converters, manufacturers, and distributors are required to return canceled, damaged, or unneeded metal plates to a Regional Service Center or the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Headquarters.  Plates may be mailed to or dropped off at any of the 17 locations across the state.  Licensees who close their license must return all plates, temporary tags, stickers, and plate receipts within 10 days of license closure.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicle’s eLICENSING system and website have been updated to include information about this requirement.  Forms, office locations, and business hours are available on the website.

In addition to reducing the potential for fraudulent use of license plates, this effort provides Texas dealers and other licensees a way to responsibly recycle over 4,000 plates every year. 

Please visit our website or contact us toll-free at 1-888-DMV-GOTX (1-888-368-4689) or at (512) 465-3000 for more information.  We are available to answer your questions from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.  

Thank you for your support.

 

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Daniel Avitia

Motor Vehicle Division Director

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Metal plate return updates

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