April 2024 Motor Vehicle Title Manual Updates

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). 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 5 – Certificate of Title Requirements
Section 5.4, “Motor Vehicle Title Required,” was updated to remove mini trucks from the list of vehicles not eligible for Texas title as a result of Registration and Title Bulletin #001-24.

Chapter 6 – Application and Issuance of Motor Vehicle Title
Section 6.1, “Application for Texas Title and/or Registration (Form 130-U),” was updated to clarify the seller of a vehicle is not required to sign the Form 130-U if they do not hold a Texas dealer license.

Section 6.4, “Title Only,” was updated to clarify title only transactions reflect “TONLY##” as the plate number and the registration class as “Title Only (No Regis)” to identify these transactions in department systems.

Chapter 14 – Vehicle Types
Section 14.11, “Golf Carts and Other Miniature Type Vehicles,” was renamed to “Golf Carts,” and information related to mini trucks was removed. Section 14.12, “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 15 – Odometers
Section 15.1, “Odometer Disclosure Statement,” was updated to clarify the same person may not sign an odometer disclosure statement as the buyer and seller unless the statement on the title is signed by use of a Power of Attorney for Transfer of Ownership to a Motor Vehicle (Form VTR-271-A).

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 Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Regional Service Center.



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April 2024 Motor Vehicle Title Manual Updates

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