January 2022 Motor Vehicle Registration Manual Update

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.

The department welcomes your feedback and encourages 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 3 – Disabled Persons
Section 3.13, “Parking Privileges,” was updated as a result of SB 792 to clarify that vehicles displaying Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates with the International Symbol of Access (ISA) may park in any disabled parking space.

Chapter 14 – Application for Registration
Section 14.6, “Registration Year,” was updated as a result of House Bill (HB) 2152 to specify motorists are able to renew their vehicle registration online for up to 12 months past expiration if they have not received a citation.

Chapter 19 – Military Specialty License Plates
Section 19.3, “Disabled Veteran Specialty License Plates,” was updated as a result of SB 792 to reflect that eligible disabled veterans can opt for DV license plates that include the ISA as outlined in the Registration and Title Bulletin #004-21.

Section 19.4, “Exemption from Parking Fees,” was updated as a result of SB 792 to clarify the parking privileges for vehicles with Disabled Veteran ISA license plates.

Thank you,


Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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 2022 Motor Vehicle Registration Manual Update

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