RTB 003-21 Change to Timeframe for Filing a Mechanic Lien Foreclosure Notice with the County Tax Assessor-Collector for Certain Vehicles

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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Registration and Title Bulletin (RTB) #003-21 provides guidance on a change to when a mechanic must file a copy of the foreclosure notice with a county tax assessor-collector for vehicles with a gross weight of 16,000 pounds or more as a result of House Bill 2879, enacted by the 87th Legislature.

To support this change, revisions were made to the Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure (Form VTR-265-M), as well as to the Mechanic’s Lien Procedures flow charts.  RTB #003-21, revised form, and flow charts are attached.

Thank you,


Roland D. Luna, Sr., Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles


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