October 2022 Motor Vehicle Title Manual Update

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

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 2 – Administration and Transaction Handling Procedures
Section 2.7, “Specially Marked Envelopes – Assembly Procedures,” was updated to specify Red Flag transactions should be submitted to the Enforcement Division for handling.

Chapter 8 – Refusal/Denial of Title
Section 8.3, “Bonded Title,” was updated to include alternative ways the value of certain vehicles may be determined, as outlined in Texas Administrative Code, §217.9.

Chapter 13 – Vehicle Identification Numbers
Section 13.6, “Assigned and Reassigned Identification Numbers,” was updated to allow a bond to be used as ownership evidence for any vehicle requiring an assigned or reassigned number, as outlined in Texas Administrative Code, §217.5. In addition, a note was added that specifies a tax assessor-collector hearing is acceptable for an applicant to obtain an assigned or reassigned number when a tax assessor-collector determines the applicant has met the requirements of Transportation Code, Chapter 501.

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 Title Manual Update

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