Archive January 2020

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Can A Vehicle Be Sold With An Open Safety Recall?

We continue getting calls from members wondering whether they are allowed to sell a vehicle subject to an open recall and, if so, under what conditions.

My Dealership Hours of Operation Have Changed, Now What?

Many dealers give a lot of thought to the state premises requirements prior to opening or during the initial licensing processes.

Law Enforcement Tickets for Temp Tag Violation

Recently we received an email through the TIADA Compliance Consultation Service

Selling To A Minor

In Texas, there are no direct age restriction in place for individuals wanting to be recorded on the title and registration as the owner of a vehicle.

You've Been Sued, Now What?

No matter how long you’ve been in business, sooner or later your dealership will likely be sued.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Reminder

With the recent deployment of troops to the Middle East, it is a good time to review your procedures relating to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. 

Annual Vehicle Inventory Declaration

Cathy Talcott, Comal County Tax Assessor Collector and President of the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas, reminds dealers “to file the original of their Dealer’s Motor Vehicle Inventory Declaration (Comptroller form 50-246) with their local County Appraisal District and NOT the local Tax Assessor Collector.”  The Tax Assessor Collector should only receive a COPY of the vehicle inventory declaration.
Comptroller Form 50-246 ( provides the following information: