Please review and distribute as appropriate.
The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Registration Manual (attached) is now available via RTS workstations and at www.txdmv.gov.
We welcome your feedback and encourage you to email your comments and suggestions to VTR_Title_Reg-Manual-Update@txdmv.gov (please note the underscore between VTR and Title and another underscore between Title and Reg).
Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text.
The following are brief highlights of the chapters updated in the January 2015 revision:
Chapter 7 – Farm Vehicles
A note under Section 7.4, “Commercial Motor Vehicles used on the Farm Offense,” and Section 7.7, “Farm Vehicles,” was updated to note vehicles with farm registration cannot be renewed through WebSub. The Texas Agricultural or Timber Exemption Registration Number issued by the comptroller is required when renewing online, by mail, or in person.
Beginning with the March 2015 registration renewal notices, the back of the notice has been updated to provide the exemption number requirements for farm registered vehicles.
Chapter 18 – Specialty and Personalized Plates
Section 18.2, “Personalized License Plates,” was updated to include star(s) as a new option for a character on a plate based on changes to Administrative Code, Chapter 217, §217.28.
Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this VTR communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.