Additional Webinars for Senate Bill 876

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Additional webinars will be held to introduce stakeholders to the details and impacts of Senate Bill 876. These webinars will cover information provided in the webinars conducted January 18 and January 20. The webinar schedule is listed below, and space is limited. Please reserve your virtual “seat” as soon as possible by registering through one of the links. 

Webinars:

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6074537181467502352

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1847512007482678799

Tax assessor-collectors and deputies, continuing education credit may be considered for your participation in certain webinars hosted by TxDMV. To log your participation, please use the Continuing Education Credit Hours tracking tool on the Tax Assessor-Collectors hub by clicking the Continuing Education Credit icon. A webinar recording has been added to the TxDMV website on the Tax Assessor-Collectors Hub under the Webinars & Presentations tab.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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.

 

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TxIRP System issues resolved

The TxIRP system issues have been resolved.  

You may contact Commercial Fleet Services at 1-800-299-1700, option 5 for assistance.

The TxDMV regrets the earlier inconvenience. 

 

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TxIRP System issues resolved

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TxIRP System Technical Difficulties

The TxIRP system is currently experiencing technical difficulties.  

You may contact Commercial Fleet Services at 1-800-299-1700, option 5 for more information.

The TxDMV regrets the inconvenience.

We will send out a notification when TxIRP is working properly. 

 

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TxIRP System Technical Difficulties

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January 2022 Motor Vehicle Title Manual Update

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The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Title 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 or suggestions to VTR_Title_Reg-Manual-Update@txdmv.gov (please note the underscores between VTR and Title and between Title and Reg).

Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text. 

Chapter 23 – Foreclosure of Miscellaneous Liens
Section 23.7, “Verification of Title and/or Registration,” was updated to clarify when a verification of record obtained from a private entity is acceptable, in the event the verification does not match the current RTS record at the time of title transfer.     

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Attachment

If you have any questions concerning this communication, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

 

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January 2022 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.

The department welcomes your feedback and encourages you to email any comments or suggestions to VTR_Title_Reg-Manual-Update@txdmv.gov (please note the underscores between VTR and Title and between Title and Reg).

Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text.

Chapter 3 – Disabled Persons
Section 3.13, “Parking Privileges,” was updated as a result of SB 792 to clarify that vehicles displaying Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates with the International Symbol of Access (ISA) may park in any disabled parking space.

Chapter 14 – Application for Registration
Section 14.6, “Registration Year,” was updated as a result of House Bill (HB) 2152 to specify motorists are able to renew their vehicle registration online for up to 12 months past expiration if they have not received a citation.

Chapter 19 – Military Specialty License Plates
Section 19.3, “Disabled Veteran Specialty License Plates,” was updated as a result of SB 792 to reflect that eligible disabled veterans can opt for DV license plates that include the ISA as outlined in the Registration and Title Bulletin #004-21.

Section 19.4, “Exemption from Parking Fees,” was updated as a result of SB 792 to clarify the parking privileges for vehicles with Disabled Veteran ISA license plates.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Attachment

If you have any questions concerning this communication, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

 

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January 2022 Motor Vehicle Registration Manual Update

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – MLK Day 2022

Texas DMV


The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan.17, 2022.

Vehicle title and registration services: Most vehicle title and registration services are provided by your county tax office. County tax office hours may vary. Registration renewal is available online at www.TxDMV.gov.

Oversize/Overweight permits: Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight permits can be ordered online through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at www.TxDMV.gov

MLK JR Martin Luther King Day

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Webinars for Senate Bill 876: Processing of Title and Registration Transactions by any Willing County

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Senate Bill (SB) 876, enacted by the 87th Legislature, allows an application for title and initial registration to be submitted to any county tax assessor-collector willing to accept the transaction in addition to the purchaser’s, seller’s, or lienholder’s county. Additionally, an owner of a vehicle may renew their registration with any county tax assessor-collector willing to accept the transaction. 

In preparation of the upcoming changes, webinars will be held to introduce stakeholders to the details and impacts of SB 876. The webinar schedule is listed below, and space is limited. Please reserve your virtual “seat” as soon as possible by registering through one of the links. 

Webinars:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6831860999389976078

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5198731089886835726

Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2572683906385769997

Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6730138581634703115

Tax assessor-collectors and deputies, continuing education credit may be considered for your participation in certain webinars hosted by TxDMV. To log your participation, please use the Continuing Education Credit Hours tracking tool on the Tax Assessor-Collectors hub by clicking the Continuing Education Credit icon.  Once the webinars are completed, a recording will be added to the TxDMV website on the Tax Assessor-Collectors Hub under the Webinars & Presentations tab.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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.

 

Source: Contractors and Vendors
Webinars for Senate Bill 876: Processing of Title and Registration Transactions by any Willing County

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Senate Bill 876: Processing of Title and Registration Transactions by any Willing County

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

Senate Bill (SB) 876, enacted by the 87th Legislature, allows an application for title and initial registration to be submitted to any county tax assessor-collector willing to accept the transaction in addition to the purchaser’s, seller’s, or lienholder’s county. Additionally, an owner of a vehicle may renew their registration with any county tax assessor-collector willing to accept the transaction.

SB 876 is effective March 1, 2022.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is in the process of adopting amendments to administrative rules and programming the department’s automated systems to accommodate the changes necessary for SB 876. The goal of the department is to automate these changes as much as possible to streamline processes for stakeholders.

As a result of this legislation, there will be fee assessment and fund distribution changes. Registration fees will be assessed based on the resident county for title and registration transactions processed by a county tax assessor-collector willing to accept the transaction. Title application fees will be assessed based on the purchaser’s resident county, regardless of the processing county. All title applications submitted through webDEALER or physically received at the county tax assessor-collector’s office on or after March 1, 2022, will result in the title application fee being assessed based on the purchaser’s resident county. Vendors that offer dealer management software may need to program their systems to calculate the appropriate title application fee and registration fee based on these changes.

Additional communication and webinar opportunities will be forthcoming to inform stakeholders of the details and impacts of SB 876.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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.

 

 

Source: Contractors and Vendors
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Updated Supply Order Form (VTR-240)

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The updated Supply Request (Form VTR-240) is attached for your immediate use.

Please discontinue use of previous versions of the form.

Any order submitted on a version of a form prior to the 12/2021 revision will be rejected for resubmission before it can be processed. Please continue submitting the Supply Request (Form VTR-240) to your local Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Regional Service Center.

As a reminder, please continue to check the “ORDER BY” formats, and make sure that items are ordered in the proper increments. If the item description instructs you to order by box, package, ream, etc., verify you are ordering by that increment.  The “YOU WILL GET” column will show the total number of items to be shipped with the processed order.  Review orders to verify that the total in the “YOU WILL GET” column is correct before submitting the Supply Request.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Attachment

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Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Updated Supply Order Form (VTR-240)

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Change in online registration renewal eligibility

Texas DMV



MEDIA ADVISORY

Change in state law allows additional time for online registration renewal eligibility

(AUSTIN, Texas – December 30, 2021) A new state law gives Texans additional time to renew their vehicle registration online. House Bill 2152 allows online registration renewals up to 12 months past the expiration date. Previously, Texans could renew expired registrations online up to nine months past the expiration date. Customers who renew late will still be responsible for paying for a full year of registration.

Additionally, anyone renewing between 10 and 12 months after their registration expires will have the option to renew for both the current (past-due) registration year and the next registration year at the same time. The month of expiration will not change for Texans using this option. Registration and local county fees will be doubled when registration is renewed for both years; however, only one Processing and Handling Fee will be charged.

To renew your registration online visit TxDMV.gov or Texas.gov.

Media Contact:            Customer Contact:                          
Media@TxDMV.gov     AskDMV@TxDMV.gov
(512) 465-1484              1-888-368-4689

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registers and titles motor vehicles, licenses motor vehicle dealers, credentials motor carriers, issues oversize/overweight permits, investigates complaints against dealers and motor carriers, and awards grants to law enforcement agencies to reduce vehicle burglaries and thefts. Learn more at www.TxDMV.gov.

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Changes to Disabled Veteran License Plates

Texas DMV


NEWS RELEASE

Reminder: Changes to Disabled Veteran License Plates Coming in 2022

Disabled Veteran Plates with the International Symbol of Access will be available

(AUSTIN, Texas – December 30, 2021) Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, a new state law changes the requirements for Texans with disabled veteran license plates who wish to park in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities.

Senate Bill 792 requires anyone parking in a disabled parking space must have a license plate or a disabled parking placard that features the International Symbol of Access (ISA). Disabled veteran license plates do not feature the ISA, and all Texans with these plates were permitted to use disabled parking under previous law.

Texans with disabled veteran plates wanting to use disabled parking spaces on or after Jan. 1, 2022, and who meet the ISA eligibility requirements, should apply for a disabled parking placard or for a new disabled veteran license plate with the ISA. Texans can apply for these designations at their local county tax assessor-collector’s office. Current placards will remain valid; however, the new requirements must be met at time of renewal.

Eligibility for Disabled Parking Placards or License Plates with the International Symbol of Access (ISA)

ISA placard and plate eligibility is based on a medical condition that meets the legal definition of a disability. “Disability” means a condition in which a person has:

  • Visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses.
  • Visual acuity of more than 20/200 but with a limited field of vision in which the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle of 20 degrees or less.
  • Mobility problems that substantially impair a person’s ability; these problems can be caused by:
    • Paralysis
    • Lung disease
    • Use of portable oxygen
    • Cardiac deficiency
    • Wheelchair confinement
    • Arthritis, neurological, or orthopedic condition
    • Foot disorder
    • Other medical condition causing a person to use a brace, cane, crutch or other assistive device.

A parking placard or plate with the ISA is only valid when being used by the person with the disability or by someone who is driving a person with the disability in the vehicle.

It is a violation of state law to use the placard or plates for a disabled parking spot without the person with the disability in the vehicle. People who misuse disabled parking placards are subject to fines of up to $1,250 and/or up to 50 hours of community service.

 Additional Resources

Media Contact:            Customer Contact:                          
Media@TxDMV.gov     AskDMV@TxDMV.gov
(512) 465-1484              1-888-368-4689

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registers and titles motor vehicles, licenses motor vehicle dealers, credentials motor carriers, issues oversize/overweight permits, investigates complaints against dealers and motor carriers, and awards grants to law enforcement agencies to reduce vehicle burglaries and thefts. Learn more at www.TxDMV.gov.

 

 

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Webinar Invite for RTB #004-21

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

Webinars will be held for county tax assessor-collectors to discuss RTB #004-21, “Requirements and Availability of the Disabled Veteran (DV) License Plate with the International Symbol of Access (ISA).”

The webinar schedule is listed below, and space is limited. Please reserve your virtual “seat” as soon as possible by registering through one of the links.

Webinars

Tuesday, January 4, 2021, at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2918785977353965837

Tuesday, January 4, 2021, at 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9075637676527577613

Tax assessor-collectors and deputies, continuing education credit may be considered for your participation in certain Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) hosted webinars. To log your participation, please use the Continuing Education Credit Hours tracking tool on the Tax Assessor-Collectors hub by clicking the Continuing Education Credit icon.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, S., 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.

 

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RTB #004-21 Requirements and Availability of the Disabled Veteran (DV) License Plate with the International Symbol of Access (ISA)

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Registration and Title Bulletin (RTB) #004-21 provides guidance on the updated eligibility requirements and availability of the new disabled veteran license plates that include the International Symbol of Access and changes to parking privileges for disabled veterans as a result of Senate Bill (SB) 792, enacted by the 87th Legislature.

To support this change, revisions were made to the Application for Disabled Veteran License Plates and/or Parking Placards (Form VTR-615). RTB #004-21 and the revised form are attached.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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.

 

Attachments

 

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RTB #004-21 Requirements and Availability of the Disabled Veteran (DV) License Plate with the International Symbol of Access (ISA)

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2022 Calendar and Application Manager Dates

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Attached are two files providing both a calendar and a table listing format of the Gregorian and Application Manager (AM) dates for calendar year 2022.

The AM date is part of the transaction identification number that prints on receipts and certain reports.  This information is helpful when reviewing reports that list transactions only by their AM dates and not Gregorian dates.  The following example denotes the position of the AM date:

Transaction number: 01534944590163051

The underlined and bolded five-digit number is the AM date.  It occupies the position of digits 7 through 11 in a transaction number.  The number can be found on the Gregorian calendar under the day of the particular month.  For example, the number 44590 is listed under “January” and under “31.”  Therefore, the Gregorian date for this transaction would be January 31, 2022. 

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Attachments

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2022 Calendar and Application Manager Dates

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – December 2021

Texas DMV


Need to take care of business with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) around the holidays? Please be aware that TxDMV will be closed on Friday, December 24. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Vehicle title and registration services: Most vehicle title and registration services are provided by your county tax office. County tax office hours may vary. Registration renewal is available online at www.TxDMV.gov.

Oversize/Overweight permits: Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight permits can be ordered online through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at www.TxDMV.gov. 

Holiday Hours

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Completed: MCCS Release 11.0 (12/19/2021 @ 6:00 AM)

Good morning,

The deployment of the Motor Carrier Credentialing System (MCCS) updates were completed as of 6:00 AM this morning, 12/19/2021.

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Department

 

 

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Completed: MCCS Release 11.0 (12/19/2021 @ 6:00 AM)

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Completed: RTS Release 11.0 (12/19/2021 @ 6:00 AM)

Good morning,

The deployment of the RTS system updates were completed as of 6:00 AM this morning, 12/19/2021.

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Department

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Completed: RTS Release 11.0 (12/19/2021 @ 6:00 AM)

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Completed: eLicensing Release 11.0 (12/19/2021 @ 6:00 AM)

Good morning,

The deployment of the RTS system updates were completed as of 6:00 AM this morning, 12/19/2021.

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Department

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Completed: eLicensing Release 11.0 (12/19/2021 @ 6:00 AM)

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Completed: webDEALER Release 11.0 (12/19/2021 @ 6:00 AM)

Good morning,

The deployment of the webDEALER system updates were completed as of 6:00 AM this morning, 12/19/2021.

Please remember that if you used an Internet Down tag, you must enter the information for that tag into webDEALER as soon as the system is accessible. Doing this will ensure you always have the full allocation of unused Internet Down tags available when you need them. Also remember that unused Internet Down tags are valid for one year from the date they are printed. 

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Department

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Completed: webDEALER Release 11.0 (12/19/2021 @ 6:00 AM)

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Reminder Notification: MCCS Release 11.0 (12/17/2021 @ 5:15 PM)

Good afternoon,

On the weekend of December 18, 2021, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will
update the Motor Carrier Credentialing System (MCCS) starting at 6:00 PM Saturday (12/18/2021),
lasting up to 10:00 AM Sunday (12/19/2021).  During the deployment window, you may experience
intermittent connectivity when accessing the MCCS system.

Note: A notification update will be published once the MCCS deployment is completed.

We apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you or your customers. 


Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

 

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Reminder Notification: MCCS Release 11.0 (12/17/2021 @ 5:15 PM)

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Central Freight Lines Update

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As a follow up to the communication on December 13, Central Freight Lines, who provides freight delivery services for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) plate and supply delivery from Huntsville, closed their business. Central Freight announced it would stop picking up freight on December 13 and would deliver the freight already in its system by December 20, ceasing all operations afterward.

On December 15, our logistics company identified a new freight carrier, Southeastern Freight. Any outstanding orders impacted by Central Freight’s closure were collected by Southeastern Freight on Wednesday, December 15. It should be noted that Southeastern Freight may not offer the same customer-service options (i.e., inside delivery, etc.) in all markets. Inside delivery will be identified in advance on the bill of lading prior to shipment. If inside delivery is required and not denoted on the bill, please contact your Regional Service Center, so we can work with the freight company to cover the additional charges for the service.

Please be aware this situation continues to develop and additional changes to carriers may be necessary. We will continue to monitor the situation to ensure freight services return to normal, and all pending orders are successfully delivered.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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.

 

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House Bill (HB) 2152: Online Renewal Up to 12 Months Past Expiration

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Registration and Title System (RTS) Release 11.0, scheduled to deploy this weekend, will allow online registration renewal up to 12 months past expiration using the Internet Vehicle Title and Registration Service (IVTRS) as a result of HB 2152, enacted by the 87th Legislature. Currently, motorists who renew online via IVTRS may only renew up to nine months late if they have not received a law enforcement citation for the expired registration. With this enhancement, motorists will be able to renew up to 12 months late if they have not received a citation.

Additionally, anyone renewing between 10 and 12 months late will be given the option to renew for the current, past-due, registration year and the subsequent registration year. The month of expiration will not change for motorists using this option. Registration and local county fees will be doubled when registration is renewed for both years; however, only one Processing and Handling Fee will be charged.

Motorists renewing online must have a current, passing vehicle inspection in the state inspection database or certify that the vehicle is located out of state. If the vehicle is out of state, a VERIFY INSPECTION remark will be placed on the motor vehicle record for law enforcement use.

IVTRS may be accessed at www.Texas.gov or via the TxDMV.gov website. Although the Texas by Texas (TxT) system is active for user account set up and registration renewal, the 12-month extension will not be available in TxT until such time that programming can be completed.

Please refer to RTS County Release Notes 11.0 posted at TxDMV.gov for more information on this change. The Motor Vehicle Registration Manual will be updated to reflect these changes in the upcoming January quarterly revision.

Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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.

 

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Informal Working Drafts and Request for Informal Comments on Rules Relating to Implementation of Senate Bill 15

 

Informal Working Drafts and Request for Informal Comments on Rules Relating to Implementation of Senate Bill 15

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has prepared informal working drafts of amendments to its rules to implement Senate Bill 15 from the 2021 regular legislative session, the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase I.

TxDMV is seeking comments from the public on the informal working draft, and specifically invites feedback on the questions below.

This informal posting of the drafts is intended to gather comments prior to any formal publication of proposed rules in the Texas Register.  The drafts, and the instructions on how to provide comments about them, can be read at https://www.txdmv.gov/general-counsel.   The informal comment period is open until January 17.

Submit your comments to the Office of General Counsel, at rules@txdmv.gov

For more information, please contact the Office of General Counsel at 512-465-5665.

TxDMV requests comments on the following questions:

1.       Do the requirements under informal working draft Section 217.123(c) for law enforcement to provide current law enforcement credentials, electronic verification, or a written statement from a supervising officer on letterhead make it easier to receive personal information for criminal investigations than the existing rule that is limited to providing current law enforcement credentials?

2.       Does the requirement to enter into an in-bulk contract with the department for any request over 250 individual motor vehicle records or for information the requestor intends to redisclose for compensation provide enough clarity to those persons that will be required to enter into a contract prior to receiving any personal information? In other words, is it clear that any requests that result in the disclosure of 250 or more motor vehicle records containing personal information will be required to enter into an in-bulk contract prior to the release of records?

3.       Does the informal working draft of Section 217.1231 clearly establish the required documentation that must be submitted to the department prior to entering into an in-bulk contract?

4.       The department is considering ways to enter into in-bulk contracts required by Transportation Code Section 730.014.  As a requestor, are there any special circumstances the department should consider in developing the in-bulk contract requirements under the statute?

5.       Are there any additional comments or points of clarification that the rule should address? 

 

 

 

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Updated Forms, Plate Guides and Brochures

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

As a result of legislation passed during the 87th Legislative Session, the following specialty license plates will be available for purchase on December 20, 2021:

  • Make-A-Wish
  • Family First
  • Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal
  • Disabled Veteran Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal
  • Presidential Service Badge
  • Disabled Veteran Presidential Service Badge
  • United States Navy Submarine Service Enlisted
  • United States Navy Submarine Service Officer
  • Disabled Veteran United States Navy Submarine Service Enlisted
  • Disabled Veteran United States Navy Submarine Service Officer

The following documents have been updated to reflect the new plate availability:

  • Specialty Plate Guide
  • Military Plate Guide
  • Disabled Veteran Military Plate Guide
  • Military Plate Brochure
  • Disabled Veteran Military Plate Brochure
  • Application for Military Service License Plates (Form VTR-420)
  • Application for Military Meritorious Service License Plates (Form VTR-421)
  • Application for Disabled Veteran License Plates and/or Parking Placards (Form VTR-615)
  • Application for Specialty License Plates (Form VTR-999)

The updated guides are available on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Tax Assessor-Collectors Hub webpage at https://www.txdmv.gov/tax-assessor-collectors.  The guides can be found on the bottom left side of the page under “Guides.”  Below is a screenshot showing the location of the guides.

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The brochures are available on the TxDMV Motorists “For Our Troops” webpage at https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/for-our-troops.  Both brochures appear on the Military License Plates tab.  Below is a screenshot showing the location of the brochures.

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Thank you,

 

Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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.

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
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FINAL Reminder Notification: eLicensing Release 11.0 (12/17/2021 @ 2:00 PM)

Good afternoon,

On the weekend of December 18, 2021, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will
update the eLicensing System starting at 6:00 PM Saturday (12/18/2021), lasting up to 10:00 AM
Sunday (12/19/2021).  During the deployment window, you may experience intermittent connectivity
when accessing the system.

Note: A notification update will be published once the eLicensing deployment is completed.

We apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you or your customers. 


Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
FINAL Reminder Notification: eLicensing Release 11.0 (12/17/2021 @ 2:00 PM)

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