April 2015 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 suggestions to VTR_Title_Reg-Manual-Update@txdmv.gov (please note the underscores between VTR and Title and Title and Reg).

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

Changes, as a result of single sticker, have been incorporated throughout the manual, primarily in reference to the Vehicle Inspection Report and Rebuilt Vehicle Statement, VTR-61.  Further, changes were made throughout the manual as a result of the revision of the Application for Texas Title, Form 130-U, primarily in reference to specific field titles and numbers. 

Additionally, the following are brief summaries of the chapters updated in the April 2015 revision.

Chapter 4 – Definitions
Section 4.2, “Remarks/Brands,” was updated to add the “VERIFY INSPECTION” remark and its description.

Chapter 13 –Vehicle Identification Numbers
This chapter was reorganized for ease of reading and understanding.  There was no substantial change to content within this chapter.

Chapter 16 – Operation of Law
Section 16.4, “Estates of Decedents,” was updated by adding subsection “Deceased Before Transfer Completed.”  This subsection covers situations in which an individual dies before transferring a title in their name.

Chapter 23 – Foreclosure of Miscellaneous Liens
Section 23.8, “Acceptable Proof of Notification,” was updated to clarify acceptable proof of certified mail, return receipt, and electronic certified mail.

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles



If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this VTR communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.


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