April 2019 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 4 – Driver’s Privacy Protection Act
Section 4.13, “In Summary,” was updated to clarify a person requesting personal information from a motor vehicle record must provide a current photo identification with a unique identification number. In addition, the list of acceptable forms of identification was updated to include those specified in Title 43 Administrative Code, §217.5.

Chapter 8 – Additional and Voluntary Fees
Section 8.7, “Optional County Fee for Transportation Projects,” was updated to include information on which counties have statutory authority to increase the Optional Mobility Fee to an amount not to exceed $20.

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.