January 2020 Salvage/Nonrepairable Motor Vehicle Manual Update

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

The latest update to the Salvage/Nonrepairable Motor Vehicle 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 suggestions to VTR_Title_Reg-Manual-Update@txdmv.gov (please note the underscores between VTR and Title and between Title and Reg).

Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text.

Chapter 1 – General
Section 1.1, “Definitions,” was updated to remove the Salvage Vehicle Agent section as a result of Senate Bill (SB) 604, enacted by the 86th Legislature. SB 604 repealed Occupations Code, Section 2302.107, regarding a Salvage Vehicle Agent License. The manual was updated throughout to remove all references to a salvage vehicle agent and license, which includes removing Section 5.4, “Salvage Vehicle Agent License,” in Chapter 5.

Chapter 5 – Salvage Dealers
Section 5.1, “Salvage Vehicle Dealer License,” was updated to include additional acts that a salvage vehicle dealer may perform when issued a salvage vehicle dealer license, as a result of SB 604 and changes to Occupations Code, Chapter 2302.

Additionally, this section and references throughout the manual were updated to specify a salvage vehicle dealer may only sell salvage or nonrepairable motor vehicles that have been issued a salvage or nonrepairable vehicle title, as detailed in Registration and Title Bulletin (RTB) #008-19.

Chapter 9 – Forms, References, and Q&As
Section 9.5, “Questions and Answers,” was updated to include the above referenced changes for salvage vehicle dealers and the changes detailed in RTB #008-19.

Thank you,

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.


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January 2020 Salvage/Nonrepairable Motor Vehicle Manual Update

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