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Revised Certification of a Communication Impediment (Form VTR-216)

Please review and distribute as appropriate. The Certification of a Communication Impediment (Form VTR-216) has been revised to remove the restriction that the communication impediment notation may only be placed at time of initial registration or renewal. The revised Form … Continue reading

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October 2019 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 … Continue reading

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Resolved: Service Interruption – eLICENSING and Online Registration Renewals

Good afternoon, The Texas.gov payment system that processes online registration renewals and eLICENSING applications is now available.  We apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you or your customers. Thank you, IT DivisionTexas Department of Motor Vehicles     … Continue reading

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Initial Notice: Service Interruption – eLICENSING and Online Registration Renewals

Good afternoon, The Texas.gov payment system that processes online registration renewals and eLICENSING applications is currently unavailable. Texas.gov support staff are working to identify and resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you or your … Continue reading

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TxDMV Office Delays & Closures 9/20/2019

Weather and road conditions are affecting the operating hours of the following Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019: Beaumont Regional Service Center: Closed Houston Regional Service Center: Opening at noon Source: News and Information TxDMV … Continue reading

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Updated Plate Guides and Brochures

Please review and distribute as appropriate. The three specialty plate guides and two military plate brochures listed below have been updated to include several new plates resulting from the 86th Legislative Session.  The guides and brochures are now available to … Continue reading

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TxDMV Office Closures 9/19/2019

The following Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices will be closed for the rest of the day Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, due to weather: Beaumont Regional Service Center Houston Regional Service Center Source: News and Information TxDMV Office Closures 9/19/2019

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Weather delay: TxDMV Beaumont office

Due to inclement weather, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Beaumont Regional Service Center will delay opening until noon on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Source: News and Information Weather delay: TxDMV Beaumont office

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Additional Webinars on the Proposed Training Program to Access the Registration and Title System (RTS)

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Senate Bill 604, enacted by the 86th Legislature, adds Transportation Code, Section 520.023. The legislation requires the department to implement a training program on the department’s automated registration and titling system and identification of … Continue reading

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TxDMV publishes 5 rule proposals in the August 30, 2019, issue of the Texas Register

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has proposed rules to 43 TAC Ch. 217 in the August 30, 2019, issue of the Texas Register. The proposed language is available on TxDMV’s website at https://www.txdmv.gov/general-counsel/proposed-and-adopted-rules. These proposals are posted for … Continue reading

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RTS 9.4.0 Fix for the Issuance of Temporary Permits

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Registration and Title System (RTS) Release 9.4.0 added new hard stops for timed permits (72-Hour, 144-Hour, 30-Day, and One Trip) that required an authorization code to complete the transaction in RTS Point-of-Sale (POS). While … Continue reading

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TxDMV proposes rules related to salvage licenses and site visit criteria

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has proposed amendments to Chapter 221 concerning salvage dealer endorsement, salvage vehicle agent license expiration, site visit criteria, independent GDN exempt from salvage license, and salvage license terms. The proposed amendments are posted … Continue reading

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TxDMV proposes rules relating to pre-licensing education and site visit criteria

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has proposed amendments to §215.133, repeal of §215.102, and new §215.161 concerning site visit criteria, consignment GDN, and pre-licensing education for independent motor vehicle GDN holders. The proposed amendments are posted for public … Continue reading

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Legislatively Required Training to Access the Registration and Title System (RTS)

Please review and distribute as appropriate. Senate Bill 604, enacted by the 86th Legislature, adds Transportation Code, Section 520.023. The legislation requires the department to implement a training program on the department’s automated registration and titling system and identification of … Continue reading

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TxDMV adopts rules relating to advisory committees

  The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has adopted amendments to Ch. 206, Subchapter, E concerning advisory committees. The adopted language is attached and is also available on TxDMV’s website at https://www.txdmv.gov/general-counsel/proposed-and-adopted-rules.   The adoption became effective on August … Continue reading

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Communication to the Counties Regarding the Issuance of Temporary Permits

Please review and distribute as appropriate. RTS Release 9.4.0, which was implemented September 1, 2019, added new hard stops for timed permits (72-Hour, 144-Hour, 30-Day, and One Trip) to the Registration and Title System (RTS) Point-of-Sale (POS). These hard stops … Continue reading

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Completed: RTS Release 9.4.0 (09/01/2019 @ 9:03 AM CST)

Good morning, The deployment of RTS Release 9.4.0 was completed as of 9:03 AM CST this morning, 09/01/2019. Please remember that if you used an Internet Down tag, you must enter the information for that tag into eTAG as soon as the system is accessible. … Continue reading

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TxDMV proposes rule concerning required registration and title system (RTS) training

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has proposed new §217.75 concerning required training for a person performing registration or titling services through the department’s registration and title system (RTS). The proposed new section is posted for public comment until … Continue reading

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TxDMV proposes two rules for licensing out-of-state military spouses

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has proposed amendments to §215.83 and §221.17 to allow military spouses with out-of-state licenses to engage in business in Texas. The proposed amendments are posted for public comment until 5:00 p.m. on September … Continue reading

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Reminder: RTS Release 9.4.0 (08/31/2019 @ 6:00 PM CST)

Good afternoon, Over the weekend of August 31, 2019, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Titling System (RTS) with RTS Release 9.4.0. During the deployment of the RTS Release 9.4.0 you may experience intermittent connectivity issues to the … Continue reading

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Initial Notification: RTS Release Notes 9.4.0

Good afternoon, Over the weekend of August 30, 2019, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Title System (RTS) with Release 9.4.0 that contains the content summarized below. The content will be available September 14, … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – Labor Day 2019

In observance of Labor Day, all Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2. Note to motor carriers: The Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight Permits Section will also be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31.  Vehicle title and registration … Continue reading

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Upcoming Changes for Size and Weight Permits

Intermodal Shipping Container Port Permits: After Sept. 1, 2019, the “Port of Bayport” will be available for customers renewing or ordering new Intermodal Shipping Container Port Permits. Legislative Changes The 86th Texas Legislature passed new laws that impact the movement … Continue reading

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Initial Notification: RTS Release 9.4.0 (08/31/2019 @ 6:00 PM CST)

Good afternoon, Over the weekend of August 30, 2019, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Titling System (RTS) with RTS Release 9.4.0. During the deployment of the RTS Release 9.4.0 you may experience intermittent connectivity issues to the … Continue reading

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Initial Notification: Scheduled Maintenance (08/25/2019 @ 7:00 AM CST)

Good afternoon, TexasSure, the system TxDMV uses for insurance verification, is scheduled to perform system maintenance on Sunday, August 25, 2019. The duration of the maintenance is scheduled for up to two hours from 7 AM to 9 AM CST. … Continue reading

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