January 2021 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 2 – Title Application and Issuance
Section 2.4, “Application for Salvage or Nonrepairable Vehicle Title,” was updated to include federal rule changes, which increased odometer disclosure exemption from 10 to 20 years beginning with 2011 model year vehicles effective January 1, 2021, as detailed in Registration and Title Bulletin #013-20.

Thank you,


Tim Thompson, Deputy 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 2021 Salvage/Nonrepairable Motor Vehicle Manual Update

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