October 2018 Motor Vehicle Title Manual Update

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Title 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 between Title and Reg).

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

Chapter 4 – Definitions
Section 4.2, “Remarks/Brands,” was updated to list the location and description of the beneficiary remark.

Chapter 5 – Certificate of Title Requirements
Section 5.7, “Issuance of Title to Government Agency,” was updated to clarify exempt agencies are not required to pay the title application fee in accordance with Transportation Code, Chapter 501.

Chapter 8 – Refusal/Denial of Title
Section 8.3, “Bonded Title,” was updated to specify a licensed motor vehicle dealer is only eligible to complete an appraisal for the categories of motor vehicles the dealer is licensed to sell, and a Texas licensed insurance adjuster may appraise any type of motor vehicle in accordance with existing Texas Administrative Rule.

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.