July 2021 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 (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 between Title and Reg).

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

Chapter 2 – Administration and Transaction Handling Procedures
Section 2.9, “Authorized Transactions,” is a new section that was added to provide information related to the new Authorize Transaction permission that allows a user to enter their Registration and Title System (RTS) username and password in lieu of an authorization code previously issued by the Regional Service Centers. This feature was implemented with the RTS Release 10.1. 

Chapter 7 – Corrections
Several sections throughout Chapter 7 were updated regarding the processing of an application for a corrected title without a Certified Copy of Title (CCO) when the owner certifies the original Texas title has been lost or destroyed, as provided by the Registration and Title Bulletin #001-21.

Chapter 21 – Theft and Fraudulent Activities
Section 21.2, “Stolen Motor Vehicles,” was updated to include a note that a police report is not required to support the title application when an insurance company is applying for title in their name.

Chapter 24 – Certified Copies
Section 24.6, “Title Records Recording a Lien,” was updated to include the Regional Service Centers’ ability to remove liens when issuing a CCO if the application is supported by an original release of lien. This was implemented with the RTS Release 10.1.

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.