April 2024 Motor Vehicle Registration Manual Updates

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). This mailbox is not monitored for questions and is only intended for feedback, comments, and suggestions.

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

Chapter 3 – Disabled Persons
Section 3.8, “License Plates and Placards,” was updated to specify that Disabled Person license plates may now be transferred between vehicles using the Plate to Owner functionality.

Chapter 12 – Off-Highway, Log Loader, Forestry & Miscellaneous
Section 12.5, “Pocket Bike or Minimotorbike,” was renamed to “Mini Vehicles,” and all subsequent sections in this chapter were renumbered. The new Section 12.5, “Mini Vehicles,” was created to include the title and registration requirements for mini vehicles effective April 4, 2024, as outlined in Registration and Title Bulletin #001-24.

Chapter 17 – Transfer of Registration when Applying for Title
Section 17.5, “Plate to Owner Transactions,” was updated to specify that Disabled Person license plates may now be transferred between vehicles using the Plate to Owner functionality. Section 17.5 was also updated to include Disabled Person license plates on the “Plate to Owner Transfer Guidelines” table.

Thank you,

 

Annette Quintero, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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

 

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April 2024 Motor Vehicle Registration Manual Updates

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