April 2020 Salvage/Nonrepairable Motor Vehicle Manual Update

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Please review and distribute as appropriate.

The latest update to the Salvage/Nonrepairable Motor 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 between Title and Reg).

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

All chapters of the Salvage/Nonrepairable Motor Vehicle Manual were updated as appropriate to include reference to independent motor vehicle dealers operating as a salvage vehicle dealer as provided in Registration and Title Bulletin (RTB) #002-20.

In addition to these changes, several chapters of the manual have been updated to remove the guidance for an applicant to obtain a court order based on changes provided in RTB #008-20. 

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.