TxDMV Updates Motor Vehicle Registration Manual

Recently the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles released the following updates to the Motor Vehicle Registration Manual:

Chapter 17 – Transfer of Registration When Applying for Title

Section 17.2, “Dealer Sales,” includes information from Administrative Code, Rule §215.155, which states Buyer Tags should only be displayed on vehicles with a valid inspection, unless the vehicle is exempt from inspection requirements.

Section 17.5, “Plate to Owner Transactions,” was updated with a chart that outlines the plate to owner transfer scenarios by vehicle type and weight limits.

The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Registration Manual is now available via Registration and Title System (RTS) workstations and at


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