Owner-Retained Programming Enhancement to webSALVAGE

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is excited to announce a programming enhancement to webSALVAGE that allows owner-retained reports to be submitted electronically to the TxDMV.  The owner-retained enhancement will be available June 21, 2021, to users with access to webSALVAGE.

This enhancement allows electronic submission of owner-retained reports and facilitates electronic corrections and rescissions as well as the ability to print receipts.  As part of the enhancement, a user may specify whether the damaged major component part(s) can be repaired or should be replaced.  The attached webSALVAGE Owner-Retained Addendum provides further processing details and can also be found on our website at www.TxDMV.gov. 

The TxDMV encourages you to begin using the owner-retained enhancement in webSALVAGE immediately.  If you are not setup to use webSALVAGE, you can easily get started by going to the webSALVAGE login page at https://webdealer.txdmv.gov/title/salvageLogin.do, selecting the “Create New User” button, and following the prompts.  Once an account is created, additional users may follow the same steps.  The administrator can then add the new users to their account and grant permissions.

While most transactions can be submitted electronically, there may be scenarios where a paper form will need to be submitted to the TxDMV for processing.  webSALVAGE will inform the user when this is necessary.  To be consistent with the programming enhancement to capture whether the damaged major component part(s) can be repaired or should be replaced, the Owner Retained Report (Form VTR-436) and the Correction of Owner Retained Report (Form VTR-436-E) have been revised.  The latest June 2021 version of Form VTR-436 is available on our TxDMV website.  Previous versions remain valid for use; however, we encourage you to begin utilizing the latest version.  The latest June 2021 version of Form VTR-436-E can be obtained from the TxDMV.

Thank you,

Roland D. Luna, Sr., 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.