House Bill 3288 and Revisions to the Texas Motor Vehicle Transfer Notification (Form VTR-346)

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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A Vehicle Transfer Notification (VTN) allows a seller to notify the department of the transfer of a used motor vehicle. The VTN helps protect the seller from criminal or civil liability involving the vehicle if submitted within 30 days of the date of sale. Submission of a properly completed VTN adds a remark on the motor vehicle record indicating the vehicle has been transferred. The remark remains until the buyer applies for title and a new title is issued.

As a result of House Bill 3288, 88th Legislature, Regular Session, the seller’s telephone number and the buyer’s full name, address and telephone number are now required on the VTN for vehicles transferred September 1, 2023, or later. If this information is not provided, the department will reject the VTN and will not indicate the transfer on the motor vehicle record.

The department’s online submission of the VTN for both the public and licensed Texas motor vehicle dealers was programmed to accommodate these changes with deployment of the Registration and Title System Release 23.4 to be effective September 1, 2023. In addition, the attached Texas Motor Vehicle Transfer Notification (Form VTR-346) has been revised and will be available on the department’s website at

Thank you,


Annette Quintero, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles


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