April 2023 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 Texas Department of Motor Vehicles 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 12 – Off-Highway, Log Loader, Forestry & Miscellaneous
Section 12.10, “Oil Well Servicing and Drilling Machinery,” was updated to extend the use of vehicles able to obtain a Permit license plate.

Chapter 16 – Temporary Permits
Section 16.2, “One-Trip (single trip) or 30-Day Trip Permits,” was updated to include a note that a VIN is required in order for a 30-Day Permit to be issued.

Chapter 17 – Transfer of Registration when Applying for Title
Section 17.2, “Dealer Sales,” was updated to include a note that a dealer is allowed to apply for title only on behalf of a retail purchaser in certain instances where the vehicle will not be operated on roadways, but this would not exempt the dealer from the applicable buyer tag requirements.

Thank you,


Annette Quintero, 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 2023 Motor Vehicle Registration Manual Update

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