(AUSTIN, Texas – February 11, 2022) The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board voted to appoint Daniel Avitia as acting executive director during yesterday’s board meeting. Avitia joined TxDMV in 2014, as director of the Motor Vehicle Division, and was named deputy executive director in 2020. As deputy executive director he oversaw the daily operations of the agency’s finance, information technology, administrative hearings, human resources, and motor vehicle licensing divisions.
Shelly Mellott will continue in her role as deputy executive director. Mellott oversees the agency’s daily operations related to vehicle titling and registration, consumer relations, enforcement, motor carrier operations, and administrative functions for the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority.
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. Subscribe to receive TxDMV news releases via email or text message.