October 2021 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 2 – Commercial Vehicles
Section 2.1, “Commercial Motor Vehicle or Truck-Tractor Fees,” was updated to specify the weight may be digitally or mechanically printed on a weight certificate. 

Chapter 6 – Exempt License Plates
Section 6.3, “Regular Exempt License Plates,” was updated as a result of Senate Bill (SB) 795, which added the Texas Military Department to the list of state agencies that may adopt rules exempting the agency from the requirement to print the title of the agency on each side of a motor vehicle under the control and custody of the agency.

Chapter 8 – Additional and Voluntary Fees
Section 8.7, “Optional County Fee for Transportation Projects,” was updated as a result of House Bill (HB) 1698, which added Brazos County to the list of counties authorized to collect an optional county fee of up to $10 for transportation projects. 

Chapter 12 – Off Highway, Log Loader, Forestry & Miscellaneous
Section 12.3, “Golf Cart,” was updated as a result of HB 1281, which amended Transportation Code, Sections 551.403, 551.4031 and 551.404, to specify that a golf cart may be operated in a master planned community as defined in the bill without a Golf Cart license plate. 

Chapter 19 – Military Specialty License Plates
Section 19.3, “Disabled Veteran Specialty License Plates,” was updated to specify that first set of DV plates ($3) without the ISA may be issued to only a motor home with a gross vehicle weight greater than 18,000 lbs.

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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October 2021 Registration Manual Update

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