October 2014 Registration Manual Update


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 October 2014 revision:

Chapter 3 – Disabled Persons
Information was added to Section 3.8 “Plates and Placards” to specify parking placards may be used in any vehicle when the disabled person is the driver or passenger.

Chapter 14 – Application for Registration
Throughout the manual, reference to multi-year registration has been removed to support the changes made with RTS Release 7.5.0 in preparation for the single sticker program. Section 14.6 “Registration Year” was specifically updated to address only new passenger cars and light trucks sold by a dealer may receive up to 24 months of registration.

Chapter 16 – Temporary Permits
This chapter was updated to indicate temporary permits are now available for purchase online at www.txdmv.gov (the Online Temporary Permit Application was launched on September 27, 2014).

Chapter 19 – Military Specialty License Plates
Section 19.3 “Disabled Veteran Specialty License Plates” was updated to add Registration Purposes Only is a valid ownership evidence when applying for Disabled Veteran license plates.

Thank you,

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.

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