Waiver of Vehicle Title & Registration Requirements Ends April 14, 2021

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NEWS RELEASE

Temporary Waiver of Vehicle Title & Registration Requirements Ends April 14, 2021

Texans have through the end of that day to complete overdue transactions

(AUSTIN, Texas – December 15, 2020) If you’re overdue, it’s time to renew! The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end on April 14, 2021.

If you have not renewed your expired vehicle registration, you should make plans to renew by that date. It is not necessary to wait until the deadline to complete any overdue transactions as motorists have several renewal options.

“I commend Governor Abbott for balancing the safety of Texans with the need to continue vital state services by offering the waivers to registration and titling requirements during the pandemic. Fortunately, many Texans are already in compliance with these requirements,” said Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Executive Director Whitney Brewster. “We continued to offer registration renewal and other important services throughout the waiver period.”

Three ways to renew your vehicle registration:

  1. Online: Visit http://www.TxDMV.gov or www.Texas.gov. This is the quickest and least expensive way to renew. Save $1 if you renew online. Online renewal is available up to nine months past your registration expiration date.

  2. Mail: Return the bottom portion of your registration renewal form, payment and other required information to your county tax assessor-collector.

  3. In Person: Visit the office of your county tax assessor-collector. In many counties, in-person renewal is also available at other locations, such as certain grocery stores. Contact your county tax office to check hours and locations.

Reminder: Before renewing registration, Texans will need to obtain a passing vehicle inspection at the state vehicle inspection station of their choice, unless their vehicle is exempt from inspection requirements.

The expiring temporary waiver covers the following services:

  • Initial vehicle registration.
  • Vehicle registration renewal.
  • Vehicle titling.
  • Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.
  • 30-day temporary permits.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles does not issue driver licenses or state ID cards. Texans should contact the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) at www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/ for these services.


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Media Contact:            Customer Contact:                          
Media@TxDMV.gov     AskDMV@TxDMV.gov
(512) 465-1484              1-888-368-4689

 

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registers and titles motor vehicles, licenses motor vehicle dealers, credentials motor carriers, issues oversize/overweight permits, investigates complaints against dealers and motor carriers, and awards grants to law enforcement agencies to reduce vehicle burglaries and thefts. Learn more at www.TxDMV.gov.

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Updates to VTR 998, VTR 999, and Specialty Plate Guide

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

The Sickle Cell Disease Awareness specialty license plate and the redesigned General Land Office sponsored Adopt a Beach specialty license plate will be available for purchase on December 14, 2020. The following documents have been updated to include the new image for the Adopt a Beach specialty license plate and the new Sickle Cell Disease Awareness specialty license plate:

  • Specialty Plate Guide
  • Application for Specialty License Plates (Form VTR-999)
  • Souvenir License Plate Order Form (Form VTR-998)

The updated Specialty Plate Guide is available on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Tax Assessor-Collectors Hub webpage at https://www.txdmv.gov/tax-assessor-collectors. The guide can be found on the bottom left side of the page under “Guides.” Below is a screenshot showing the location of the guide.

VTR 99

Thank you,

 

Tim Thompson, Interim 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.

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Updates to VTR 998, VTR 999, and Specialty Plate Guide

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Revised National Motor Vehicle Title Information (NMVTIS) Conversion Chart

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

With Registration and Title System (RTS) Release 9.9, a new NMVTIS brand code, 56 for Export Only Vehicles, was added for salvage and nonrepairable vehicles sold for export only.  As a result, the following NMVTIS conversion charts have been revised to include the new brand code and ensure the most accurate information:

  • NMVTIS to Texas Conversion Chart
  • Texas to NMVTIS Conversion Chart

The revised charts are available on our website at https://www.txdmv.gov/nmvtis-resources and may be used immediately.  Additional information regarding brand code 56 can be found in the RTS 9.9 Release Notes. 

Thank you,

 

Tim Thompson, Deputy 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.

 

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Revised National Motor Vehicle Title Information (NMVTIS) Conversion Chart

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Complete: RTS/webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/13/2020 @ 5:32 AM)

Good morning,

The deployment of the RTS and webDEALER system updates were completed as of 5:32 AM this morning, 12/13/2020.

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Department

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Complete: RTS/webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/13/2020 @ 5:32 AM)

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Complete: webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/13/2020 @ 5:32 AM)

Good morning,

The deployment of the webDEALER system updates were completed as of 5:32 AM this morning, 12/13/2020. 

Please remember that if you used an Internet Down tag, you must enter the information for that tag into webDEALER as soon as the system is accessible. Doing this will ensure you always have the full allocation of unused Internet Down tags available when you need them. Also remember that unused Internet Down tags are valid for one year from the date they are printed.

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Department

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Complete: webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/13/2020 @ 5:32 AM)

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Complete: eLicensing Release 9.9.0 (12/13/2020 @ 6:14AM)

Good morning,

The deployment of the eLicensing system updates were completed as of 6:14AM this morning, 12/13/2020.

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Department

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Complete: eLicensing Release 9.9.0 (12/13/2020 @ 6:14AM)

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RTS Release Notes 9.9.0

Good afternoon,

Over the weekend of December 11, 2020, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Titling System (RTS) with Release 9.9.0 that contains the content summarized below. 

Enhancements: 

RTS:

  • A Closed County Sales Tax report did not exist in Cognos for TxDMV users to generate and view the sales tax amounts collected by each county on behalf of counties that were closed.

  • RTS defaults the odometer reading to EXEMPT when a vehicle is 10 years old or older and prevents the ability for a user to enter an odometer reading or change the odometer brand.

  • The personalization fee for plates is $40 per year per vehicle. $38.75 was deposited/credited to the General Revenue Fund and $1.25 was deposited/credited to the TxDMV Fund.

  • County users did not have the option to download reports to the local computer. They were only able to print the reports on the printer located in the office.

  • When a customer renews registration late at the county, they were only able to renew for the current registration period.

  • County users did not have an RTS environment to be used for practicing RTS registration and title transactions as a training tool.

Specialty Plate:

  • The Lone Star Carbon Fiber specialty license plate did not exist in RTS and IVTRS.

  • The Sickle Cell Disease Awareness specialty license plate did not exist in RTS and IVTRS.

  • The Zeta Phi Beta specialty license plate did not exist in RTS and IVTRS.

  • Digital License Plates are a new technology not previously available in Texas. Customers wanting information on digital license plates may visit www.reviver.com.

     

Please note: For your convenience RTS Release Notes 9.9.0 are attached. For detailed information about the items listed above, additional enhancements and issue resolutions after the release has been deployed, please refer to the TAC Hub (www.txdmv.gov/tax-assessor-collectors).

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
RTS Release Notes 9.9.0

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Correction: RTS/webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

Good afternoon,

Over the weekend of December 11, 2020, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Titling System (RTS) and webDEALER System. During the deployment of the new release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues to the following applications:

Starting at 6:30 PM Saturday (12/12/2020) through 10:00 AM Sunday (12/13/2020):

  • RTS POS
  • Cognos
  • webDEALER

During the deployment of the 9.9.0 Release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues.

 

Note: A reply to all will be sent out when maintenance has been completed. Please contact the TxDMV Customer Service department if you experience issues after the maintenance has been completed.

 

Thank you,

 

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Correction: RTS/webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

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Correction: webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

Good afternoon,

 

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the webDEALER system with Release 9.9.0 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 starting at 6:30 PM until Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM. During the deployment of the 9.9.0 Release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues.

 

As a reminder, if you are unable to print buyer’s tags, you should use your pre-printed Internet Down tags.  Every dealer is allowed a minimum of 30 Internet Down tags. Please remember that after using an Internet Down tag, you must enter the information for that tag into webDEALER as soon as the system is accessible.  Doing this, will ensure you always have the full allocation of unused Internet Down tags available when you need them. Internet Down tags are valid for one year from the date they are printed.

 

Note: A reply to all will be sent out when maintenance has been completed. Please contact the TxDMV Customer Service department if you experience issues after the maintenance has been completed.

 

Thank you,

 

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Correction: webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

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Reminder: webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

Good afternoon,

 

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the webDEALER system with Release 9.9.0 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 starting at 6:30 PM until Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM. During the deployment of the 9.9.0 Release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues.

 

As a reminder, if you are unable to print buyer’s tags, you should use your pre-printed Internet Down tags.  Every dealer is allowed a minimum of 30 Internet Down tags. Please remember that after using an Internet Down tag, you must enter the information for that tag into webDEALER as soon as the system is accessible.  Doing this, will ensure you always have the full allocation of unused Internet Down tags available when you need them. Internet Down tags are valid for one year from the date they are printed.

 

Note: A reply to all will be sent out when maintenance has been completed. Please contact the TxDMV Customer Service department if you experience issues after the maintenance has been completed.

 

Thank you,

 

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Reminder: webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

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Reminder: eLicensing Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 10:00 PM)

Good afternoon,

 

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the eLicensing system with Release 9.9.0 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 starting at 10:00 PM until Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 AM. During the deployment of the 9.9.0 Release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues.

 

Note: A reply to all will be sent out when maintenance has been completed. Please contact the TxDMV Customer Service department if you experience issues after the maintenance has been completed.

 

Thank you,

 

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Reminder: eLicensing Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 10:00 PM)

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Reminder: RTS/webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

Good afternoon,

Over the weekend of December 11, 2020, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Titling System (RTS)/webDEALER Systems. During the deployment of the new release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues to the following applications:

Starting at 6:30 PM Saturday (12/12/2020) through 1:30 PM Sunday (12/13/2020):

  • RTS POS
  • Cognos
  • webDEALER

During the deployment of the 9.9.0 Release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues.

 

Note: A reply to all will be sent out when maintenance has been completed. Please contact the TxDMV Customer Service department if you experience issues after the maintenance has been completed.

 

Thank you,

 

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Reminder: RTS/webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

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TxDMV Board Meeting – December 10, 2020

Board Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2020 – 8 a.m. via telephone conference call using Webex or the toll free number below. If you have any technical questions about accessing the meeting, please send an email to Board.Tech.Help@txdmv.gov.

Instructions for accessing the meeting via Webex:
https://txdmv.webex.com/txdmv/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee65b56ce52a408760c4e324af2d849a2

Phone number for accessing the meeting via phone:
United States Toll Free: 1-844-740-1264
Event number/Access code: 177 101 3604
Event Passcode: 121020

Link to the TxDMV Board page: https://www.txdmv.gov/about-us/txdmv-board-meetings 

TxDMV Board and committee meetings are open to the public. However, all public participation on December 10 will be remote via telephone conference call due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the TxDMV Board page for agendas and transcripts.

Commenters must send an email to GCO_General@txdmv.gov or call (512) 465-5665 with one of the following prior to the agenda item being taken up:

1. a completed Public Comment Registration Form; or
2. the following information:
    a. the agenda item you wish to comment on;
    b. your name;
    c. your address (optional), including city, state, and zip code; and
    d. who you are representing.

 

 

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TxDMV Legislative & Public Affairs Committee Meeting – December 9, 2020

Legislative and Public Affairs Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – 2 p.m. via telephone conference call using Webex or the toll free number below. If you have any technical questions about accessing the meeting, please send an email to Board.Tech.Help@txdmv.gov.

Instructions for accessing the meeting via Webex:
https://txdmv.webex.com/txdmv/onstage/g.php?MTID=e332aeb79154644375b05007aa1fd0b00

Phone number for accessing the meeting via phone:
United States Toll Free: 1-844-740-1264
Event number/Access code: 177 982 4079
Event Passcode: 120920

Link to the TxDMV Board page: https://www.txdmv.gov/about-us/txdmv-board-meetings

TxDMV Board and committee meetings are open to the public. However, all public participation on December 9 will be remote via telephone conference call due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the TxDMV Board page for agendas and transcripts.

Commenters must send an email to GCO_General@txdmv.gov or call (512) 465-5665 with one of the following prior to the agenda item being taken up:

1.  a completed Public Comment Registration Form; or
2.  the following information:
    a. the agenda item you wish to comment on;
    b. your name;
    c. your address (optional), including city, state, and zip code; and
    d. who you are representing.

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
TxDMV Legislative & Public Affairs Committee Meeting – December 9, 2020

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Initial Notification: webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

Good afternoon,

 

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the webDEALER system with Release 9.9.0 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 starting at 6:30 PM until Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM. During the deployment of the 9.9.0 Release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues.

 

As a reminder, if you are unable to print buyer’s tags, you should use your pre-printed Internet Down tags.  Every dealer is allowed a minimum of 30 Internet Down tags. Please remember that after using an Internet Down tag, you must enter the information for that tag into webDEALER as soon as the system is accessible.  Doing this, will ensure you always have the full allocation of unused Internet Down tags available when you need them. Internet Down tags are valid for one year from the date they are printed.

 

Note: A reply to all will be sent out when maintenance has been completed. Please contact the TxDMV Customer Service department if you experience issues after the maintenance has been completed.

 

Thank you,

 

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Initial Notification: webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

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Initial Notification: eLicensing Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 10:00 PM)

Good afternoon,

 

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the eLicensing system with Release 9.9.0 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 starting at 10:00 PM until Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 AM. During the deployment of the 9.9.0 Release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues.

 

Note: A reply to all will be sent out when maintenance has been completed. Please contact the TxDMV Customer Service department if you experience issues after the maintenance has been completed.

 

Thank you,

 

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
Initial Notification: eLicensing Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 10:00 PM)

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Initial Notification: RTS/webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

Good afternoon,

Over the weekend of December 11, 2020, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Titling System (RTS)/ webDEALER Systems. During the deployment of the new release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues to the following applications:

Starting at 6:30 PM Saturday (12/12/2020) through 1:30 PM Sunday (12/13/2020):

  • RTS POS
  • Cognos
  • webDEALER

During the deployment of the 9.9.0 Release you may experience intermittent connectivity issues.

 

Note: A reply to all will be sent out when maintenance has been completed. Please contact the TxDMV Customer Service department if you experience issues after the maintenance has been completed.

 

Thank you,

 

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Services Division

 

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Initial Notification: RTS/webDEALER Release 9.9.0 (12/12/2020 @ 6:30 PM)

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Revised Statutory Lien Foreclosure Forms

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

The department instituted changes to the use of court orders in the title application process to better align with statutory requirements.  These changes were detailed in Registration and Title Bulletin #008-20.  As a result, the following statutory lien foreclosure forms have been revised to accommodate these changes:

  • Landlord’s Lien Foreclosure (Form VTR-265-L)
  • Franchise Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure (Form VTR-265-FM)
  • Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure (Form VTR-265-M)
  • Storage Lien Foreclosure (Form VTR-265-S)
  • Self-Service Storage Facility Lien Foreclosure (Form VTR-265-SSF)

The revised forms are available on our website at www.TxDMV.gov and may be used immediately.  Previous versions of the forms remain valid for use; however, we encourage you to begin utilizing the latest version available on our website.

Thank you,

Tim Thompson, Deputy 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.

 

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
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Don’t make it a happy holiday for car thieves

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NEWS RELEASE

Don’t make it a happy holiday for car thieves

Texans can fight back against motor vehicle crimes

(AUSTIN, Texas – November 25, 2020) Protect your ride and what’s inside! It doesn’t matter what kind of car you drive. All vehicles are a potential target of motor vehicle theft this holiday season. In Texas, almost 77,000 vehicles were stolen last year, and nearly 200,000 vehicles are burglarized each year. The losses to Texans are staggering – almost $1.5 billion.

“Protect your investment,” says Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA) Chairman and Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Tommy Hansen. “Over 80% of communities that have a motor vehicle theft taskforce funded by MVCPA reported that keys left in cars and cars unlocked were the major contributors to these crimes.”

Stolen cars disappear across the border, out of the ports or end up at local illegal “chop shops” every day. Motor vehicle theft would plummet if people did not leave their cars unlocked or leave their keys in the car. Many thieves use stolen vehicles in other criminal activities, such as human trafficking, drug smuggling and robbery.

MVCPA reminds Texans: If You Like It – Lock It. Locking your car is the most effective way to prevent burglary of your car. Remember to take or hide your things. Many law enforcement agencies say criminals are targeting vehicles in neighborhoods and parking lots likely to contain weapons or credit cards, which are the top priority for quick money from burglary. Don’t go willingly down “Victim Lane.” Follow these steps for a safe and secure holiday:

  • Lock your vehicle and take your keys.
  • Take your things. If you cannot, then hide valuables from plain sight to avoid attracting thieves.
  • Never hide a second set of keys in or on your vehicle. Thieves can find these easily.
  • Park in well-lighted areas or attended lots.
  • Never leave your vehicle running unattended, even if you will only be away for a moment.
  • Don’t leave documents with important personal details in your vehicle.
  • Park with your wheels turned toward the curb and use your emergency brake, making your vehicle harder to tow away. Wheels should also be turned to the side in driveways and parking lots.
  • If you have a garage, use it. Lock your garage as well as your vehicle doors. Your vehicle may be more vulnerable when you park outside.
  • Consider after-market theft prevention devices compatible with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Visit www.txwatchyourcar.com for more information, or email AskMVCPA@txdmv.gov. To see a full list and contact information of Motor Vehicle Theft Taskforces in your part of the state, see www.txdmv.gov/mvcpa-grantees.   

Media Contact:            Customer Contact:                          
Media@TxDMV.gov     AskDMV@TxDMV.gov
(512) 465-1484              1-888-368-4689

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registers and titles motor vehicles, licenses motor vehicle dealers, credentials motor carriers, issues oversize/overweight permits, investigates complaints against dealers and motor carriers, and awards grants to law enforcement agencies to reduce vehicle burglaries and thefts. Learn more at www.TxDMV.gov.

Source: Motorist Services
Don’t make it a happy holiday for car thieves

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – Thanksgiving 2020

Texas DMV


In observance of Thanksgiving, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27.

Vehicle title and registration services: Most vehicle title and registration services are provided by your county tax office. County tax office hours may vary. Registration renewal is available online at www.TxDMV.gov.

Oversize/Overweight permits: Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight permits can be ordered online through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at www.TxDMV.gov.

Have a safe and happy holiday! 

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Webinars for RTB #013-20

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

Webinars will be held for county tax assessor-collectors, dealers, and insurance companies to discuss RTB #013-20, “Federal Odometer Disclosure Exemption Change and Additional Use of the Power of Attorney for Transfer of Ownership to a Motor Vehicle (Form VTR-271-A).”

The webinar schedule is listed below, and space is limited. Please reserve your virtual “seat” as soon as possible by registering through one of the links.

Webinars

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2647712371640232459

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2715307047981027083

Tax assessor-collectors and deputies, continuing education credit may be considered for your participation in certain Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) hosted webinars. To log your participation, please use the Continuing Education Credit Hours tracking tool on the Tax Assessor-Collectors hub by clicking the Continuing Education Credit icon.

Thank you, 
 TT

Tim Thompson, Deputy 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.

 

Source: Contractors and Vendors
Webinars for RTB #013-20

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RTB 013-20 Federal Odometer Disclosure Exemption Change and Additional Use of the Power of Attorney for Transfer of Ownership to a Motor Vehicle (Form VTR-271-A)

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

Thank you,

Tim Thompson, Deputy Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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If you have any questions concerning this communication, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

 

Source: Contractors and Vendors
RTB 013-20 Federal Odometer Disclosure Exemption Change and Additional Use of the Power of Attorney for Transfer of Ownership to a Motor Vehicle (Form VTR-271-A)

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County Training Program – User Account Transfer and Completion History

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

As you are aware, Senate Bill 604, enacted by the 86th Legislature, added Transportation Code, Section 520.023.  The legislation required the department to implement a training program on the department’s automated registration and titling system and identification of fraudulent activity related to vehicle registration and titling.  This program went into effect on December 16, 2019, with the implementation of Registration and Title System (RTS) Release 9.5.  Effective September 1, 2020, any user who requires access to RTS must complete training related to the permissions they will be granted prior to the permissions being enabled.

Occasionally, county employees will change employment from one county tax assessor-collector’s office to another.  Once the user ends employment, the county should delete the employee’s RTS account and submit a request to delete the user’s associated eLearning account.  To minimize the impact on a county tax assessor-collector who has employed a former RTS user, the following guidelines are being implemented:

  1. If the transition of employment is immediate and the employee’s eLearning account has not been deleted, a request to transfer the account to the new county must be submitted to TxDMV-Learning@TxDMV.gov on the eLearning User Account Form.  Please ensure the transfer request is clear in the email sent containing the form.
  2. If the employee’s previous eLearning account has been deleted, a request for a new eLearning account must be submitted by the new county tax assessor-collector’s office.  The request must be submitted to TxDMV-Learning@TxDMV.gov on the eLearning User Account Form.  Additionally: 
    • If less than 90 days have passed since the employee left employment with their previous county tax assessor-collector’s office, contact the Regional Service Center (RSC) to advise of this situation.  The RSC will obtain a copy of the user’s previous eLearning history to facilitate collaboration between the county and the RSC to get the employee’s new RTS user profile updated with the previously completed training.
    • If 90 days or more have passed since they left employment with their previous county tax assessor-collector’s office, applicable training must be retaken.  The standard new user process applies, and no accommodations are available.

As a reminder, materials related to the County Training Program are located on the TAC Hub at https://www.txdmv.gov/tax-assessor-collectors under the “Training” tab.

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division

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Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
County Training Program – User Account Transfer and Completion History

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – Veterans Day 2020

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In observance of Veterans Day, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11.  

Vehicle title and registration services: Most vehicle title and registration services are provided by your county tax office. County tax office hours may vary. Registration renewal is available online at www.TxDMV.gov.

Oversize/Overweight permits: Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight permits can be ordered online through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at www.TxDMV.gov.

Vets Day

Source: Motor Carriers
TxDMV Holiday Hours – Veterans Day 2020

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October 2020 Assembled and Reconstructed Vehicle Manual Update

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

The latest update to the Assembled and Reconstructed Vehicle Manual (attached) is now available via Registration and Title System 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 Title and Reg).

Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text. 

The entire Assembled and Reconstructed Vehicle Manual has been renamed and revised to accommodate policy and procedure changes implemented as a result of House Bill 1755, enacted by the 86th Legislature.

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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October 2020 Assembled and Reconstructed Vehicle Manual Update

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