July 2020 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 12 – Off-Highway, Log Loader, Forestry & Miscellaneous
Section 12.12, “Vehicles Subject to Registration or Eligible for Distinguishing License Plates,” was updated by adding section headers to clarify examples of what is eligible and ineligible for Machinery, and to specify concrete pump trucks do not qualify for a Machinery license plate.

Chapter 16 – Temporary Permits
Section 16.2, “One-Trip (single trip) or 30-Day Trip Permits,” was updated to more clearly present the information regarding the vehicles that are eligible for a 30-Day Permit.

Chapter 21 – Miscellaneous Specialty License Plates
Section 21.2, “Classic Motor Vehicles and Travel Trailer; Custom Vehicles; Street Rods,” was updated to specify that if the ASE Safety Inspection and Application for Custom Vehicle or Street Rod License Plates (Form VTR-852) is submitted with a title application, the title package and completed form should be sent to the vendor for scanning.

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.