April 2021 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 (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 2 – Administration and Transaction Handling Procedures
Section 2.7, “Specially Marked Envelopes – Assembly Procedures,” was updated with the new mailing address for the imaging vendor, OpenText. 

Chapter 3 – Fees
Section 3.2, “Delinquent Transfer Penalty,” and Section 3.3, “Allocation of Transfer Fees,” were updated to remove reference to the Tax Collector’s Receipt for Texas Title Application/Registration/Motor Vehicle Tax (Form VTR-31-RTS), which is no longer in use.

Chapter 25 – Motor Vehicle Dealers
Section 25.2, “Duty of Vehicle Dealer on Sale of Certain Vehicles,” and Section 25.3, “Requirement of Motor Vehicle Dealers,” were updated to remove references that provided guidance on motor vehicle sales tax. Questions regarding motor vehicle sales tax should be directed to the Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Thank you,


Roland 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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April 2021 Motor Vehicle Title Manual Update

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