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.
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 Title and Reg).
Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text.
The majority of the manual revisions include changes from the 86th Legislative Session. The following are brief summaries of the chapters updated in the January 2020 revision.
Chapter 3 – Disabled Persons
Section 3.8, “Plates and Placards,” was updated as a result of House Bill (HB) 3163, to specify that the Persons with Disabilities License Plates and Placards (Form VTR-429) brochure must be given to customers when issuing a Disabled Parking Placard and Disabled Person license plates, as detailed in Registration and Title Bulletin (RTB) #006-19.
Chapter 9 – Registration Fees
Section 9.3, “Trailer or Semitrailer Fees,” was updated to add a new subsection regarding extended trailer registration as a result of HB 1262 and detailed in RTB #009-19.
Chapter 18 – Specialty and Personalized Plates
Section 18.2, “Personalized License Plates,” was updated to specify that a Dealer Personalized License Plate replacement can be requested through each local county tax office. The proper way to collect fees in the Registration and Title System for Dealer Personalized License Plates was also updated.
Chapter 19 – Military Specialty License Plates
Section 19.2, “General Application Procedures,” was updated as a result of HB 3163, to specify the Persons with Disabilities License Plates and Placards (Form VTR-429) brochure must be given to customers when issuing Disabled Veteran specialty license plates, as detailed in RTB #006-16.
Chapter 20 – Restricted Distributions Specialty License Plates
Section 20.5, “Occupational License Plates,” was updated as a result of HB 3343 to add the Peace Officer Purple Heart specialty license plate.
Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
If you have any questions concerning this communication, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.