October 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 Texas Department of Motor Vehicles 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 11 – Insurance
Section 11.3, “Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Requirements,” has been updated to specify that No Fault insurance is acceptable as proof of financial responsibility, provided that minimum Texas insurance coverage requirements are met.

Chapter 12 – Off-Highway, Log Loader, Forestry & Miscellaneous
Section 12.10, “Oil Well Servicing and Drilling Machinery,” and Section 12.12, “Vehicles Subject to Registration or Eligible for Distinguishing License Plates,” have been updated to clarify that mobile cranes used for the purposes of oil well servicing may qualify for a Permit License Plate.

Thank you,


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

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