July 2018 Registration Manual Update

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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.

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.

Chapter 19 – Military Specialty License Plates
Section 19.2, “General Application Procedures,” was updated to include information that personalized military license plates not renewed within the 60 day renewal period are purged from the system and the owner is required to re-apply. However, military license plates that are not personalized are not purged. This was a defect that was fixed with the RTS Release 9.0.

Chapter 22 – Inspection Verification
Several sections of this chapter were updated in an effort to clean-up information that was only relevant during the first few years of the Single Sticker program.

Appendix C
The “P&H Fee Distributions by Entity” chart was updated due to a change in Administrative Rule §217.168. The $1 Dealer Deputy fee was removed from the Deputy Compensation column and added to the County Compensation column. Programming efforts to accommodate this change were part of the RTS Release 9.1.

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, 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.