Category Archives: News and Information

Digital License Plates News Release

NEWS RELEASE Move over, metal license plates Digital plates are now available for commercial fleets in Texas (AUSTIN, Texas – June 14, 2022) Everything is going digital these days – even license plates! Eligible commercial fleet owners now have the … Continue reading

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Texas Communities Combat Motor Vehicle Crime

Texas Communities Combat Motor Vehicle Crime Texas fights back against motor vehicle burglary and theft (AUSTIN, Texas – June 9, 2022) Great news, Texans! Help is on the way to communities to combat auto burglars and thieves. These communities will … Continue reading

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Executive Director Announcement News Release

NEWS RELEASE TxDMV Board Appoints Daniel Avitia Executive Director (AUSTIN, Texas – May 19, 2022) The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board voted to appoint Daniel Avitia as executive director during yesterday’s board meeting. Avitia joined TxDMV in 2014, … Continue reading

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Go for the gold! Performance Quality Recognition Program News Release

NEWS RELEASE Go for the gold! TxDMV recognizes four Texas counties for outstanding performance (AUSTIN, Texas – May 4, 2022) You won’t see the Olympic flame burning in the lobby of your county tax office, but you may see something … Continue reading

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Keeping unsafe trucks off the road – News Release

NEWS RELEASE Keeping unsafe trucks off the road TxDMV recognized for oversize/overweight permit process enhancements (AUSTIN, Texas – May 2, 2022) Drilling rigs, wind turbines, and airplanes – oh my! Texas drivers sometimes spot the strangest things rolling down the … Continue reading

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Acting Executive Director News Release

NEWS RELEASE TxDMV Board Appoints Daniel Avitia Acting Executive Director (AUSTIN, Texas – February 11, 2022) The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board voted to appoint Daniel Avitia as acting executive director during yesterday’s board meeting. Avitia joined TxDMV … Continue reading

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Executive Director Announcement

NEWS RELEASE Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Announces Departure of Executive Director (AUSTIN, Texas – February 7, 2022) Whitney Brewster, Executive Director of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), today announced her resignation from the agency. Shelly Mellott, Deputy … Continue reading

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News Release: Temporary Tags Update

NEWS RELEASE TxDMV Board Takes Action to Prevent the Fraudulent Production and Use of Temporary Tags (AUSTIN, Texas – January 28, 2022) Stopping the fraudulent production and use of temporary tags is the top priority of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles … Continue reading

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Temporary Tag Collaboration News Release

NEWS RELEASE TxDMV Collaborates with Law Enforcement to Curtail Unlawful Use of Temporary Vehicle Tags   (AUSTIN, Texas – January 25, 2022) Stopping the fraudulent production and use of temporary tags is the top priority of the Texas Department of … Continue reading

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Change in online registration renewal eligibility

MEDIA ADVISORY Change in state law allows additional time for online registration renewal eligibility (AUSTIN, Texas – December 30, 2021) A new state law gives Texans additional time to renew their vehicle registration online. House Bill 2152 allows online registration … Continue reading

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Changes to Disabled Veteran License Plates

NEWS RELEASE Reminder: Changes to Disabled Veteran License Plates Coming in 2022 Disabled Veteran Plates with the International Symbol of Access will be available (AUSTIN, Texas – December 30, 2021) Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, a new state law changes the … Continue reading

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TxDMV Board’s Projects and Operations Committee Meeting – December 1, 2021

Projects and Operations Committee Meeting Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – 2:00 p.m.   William B. Travis Building 1701 N. Congress Ave., Room 1.111 Austin, Texas 78701 Link to Meeting Agenda TxDMV Board, committee and advisory committee meetings are open to … Continue reading

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Changes to Disabled Veteran License Plates Coming in 2022

NEWS RELEASE Changes to Disabled Veteran License Plates Coming in 2022 Disabled Veteran Plates with the International Symbol of Access will be Available (AUSTIN, Texas – August 26, 2021) A new state law will change the requirements for Texans with disabled … Continue reading

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Cyber alert: Watch out for suspicious email and text messages

MEDIA ADVISORY Cyber alert: Watch out for suspicious email and text messages (AUSTIN, Texas – June 17, 2021) Some Texans have received emails and texts claiming to come from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). These messages are not … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: Vehicle Title & Registration Waiver Ends April 14, 2021

Media Advisory Vehicle Title & Registration Waiver Ends April 14, 2021Texans have until the end of that day to complete overdue transactions (AUSTIN, Texas – April 5, 2021) The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor … Continue reading

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TxDMV Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – March 31, 2021

Finance and Audit Committee Meeting Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. via telephone conference call using Webex or the toll free number below. If you have any technical questions about accessing the meeting, please send an email to Board.Tech.Help@txdmv.gov. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Vehicle Title & Registration Waiver Ends April 14, 2021

NEWS RELEASE Reminder: Vehicle Title & Registration Waiver Ends April 14, 2021Texans have until the end of that day to complete overdue transactions (AUSTIN, Texas – February 12, 2021) If you’re overdue, it’s time to renew! The temporary waiver of … Continue reading

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TxDMV Weather Delay – Austin

Media Advisory (AUSTIN, Texas – January 10, 2021) The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will delay opening its Austin Headquarters and Austin Regional Service Center until 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, due to weather and road conditions.  — … Continue reading

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Waiver of Vehicle Title & Registration Requirements Ends April 14, 2021

NEWS RELEASE Temporary Waiver of Vehicle Title & Registration Requirements Ends April 14, 2021 Texans have through the end of that day to complete overdue transactions (AUSTIN, Texas – December 15, 2020) If you’re overdue, it’s time to renew! The … Continue reading

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TxDMV Legislative & Public Affairs Committee Meeting – September 30, 2020

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board has scheduled an Open Meeting via telephone conference call.    Legislative and Public Affairs Committee Meeting  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 2 p.m. via telephone conference call using Webex or the toll free number below. If you have any … Continue reading

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Texas Communities Combat Crime Thanks to New Grant Funding

NEWS RELEASE Texas Communities Combat Crime Thanks to New Grant Funding  You can protect yourself from auto burglary and theft (AUSTIN, Texas – July 9, 2020) Watch out, auto burglars and thieves! Texas communities are fighting back. At its board … Continue reading

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Waiver of Texas Vehicle Title and Registration Requirements

NEWS RELEASE Temporary Waiver of Vehicle Title and Registration Requirements Remains in Effect (AUSTIN, Texas – July 3, 2020) Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary waiver announced … Continue reading

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TxDMV Board Meeting – June 11, 2020

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board has scheduled an Open Meeting via telephone conference call. Board Meeting  Thursday, June 11, 2020 – 8 a.m. via Webex or the toll free number below. If you have any technical questions … Continue reading

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TxDMV Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – June 10, 2020

The Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has scheduled an Open Meeting via telephone conference call. Finance and Audit Committee Meeting  Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – 2 p.m. via Webex or … Continue reading

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TxDMV Pharr Regional Office Reopening for In-Person Transactions

NEWS RELEASE TxDMV Pharr Regional Service Center Reopening  Temporary waiver of vehicle title and registration requirements remains in effect (AUSTIN, Texas – May 28, 2020) The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will reopen its Pharr Regional Service Center on Friday, … Continue reading

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