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The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Title 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 between Title and Reg).
Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text.
Chapter 6 – Application and Issuance of Motor Vehicle Title
Section 6.10, “Stop Title Requests,” was updated to clarify that a temporary hold on a title record may be removed if requested by the party that initiated the hold request, as a result of changes from Senate Bill (SB) 1817 from the 87th Legislative Session.
Chapter 8 – Refusal/Denial of Title
Section 8.2, “Tax Assessor Collector Hearing,” and Section 8.3, “Bonded Title,” were updated to clarify these methods of obtaining title are not available to a salvage or nonrepairable motor vehicle, as a result of changes from SB 1817 from the 87th Legislative Session.
Chapter 23 – Foreclosure of Miscellaneous Liens
Section 23.1, “Mechanics Lien,” was updated to include changes for when a mechanic must file a copy of the foreclosure notice with a county tax assessor-collector for vehicles with a gross weight of 16,000 pounds or more. These changes are the result of House Bill (HB) 2879 from the 87th Legislative Session, as outlined in the Registration and Title Bulletin (RTB) 003-21.
Section 23.4, “Licensed Vehicle Storage Facility Lien,” and Section 23.5, “Self-Service Storage Facility Lien,” were updated to include the requirements for when a licensed vehicle storage facility takes possession of a vehicle from a self-service storage facility for disposition. These changes are the result of SB 1181 from the 87th Legislative Session, as outlined in the RTB 002-21.
In addition, Section 23.4, “Licensed Vehicle Storage Facility Lien,” was updated to specify a vehicle sold in compliance with Occupations Code, Chapter 2303, shall be titled and registered without the imposition by a county office of additional requirements not otherwise permitted by law, as a result of changes from SB 1817 from the 87th Legislative Session.
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.