Your Customers May Need this Notice

In this week's blog you will find a recent memo . . .

In this week's blog you will find a recent memo issued by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles that includes a notice to law enforcement about expired registration stickers. We encourage you to print out this notice, place one in the glove box of each vehicle sold during this time and explain the situation to your customers. You may also want to send a copy to your customers who purchased a vehicle on or after March 16, 2020.  A portion of the TxDMV memo follows:
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has received numerous phone calls from motorists who have received citations from law enforcement for registration violations.  We are sending the attached communication to law enforcement officials in order to provide clarification regarding Governor Abbott's waivers pertaining to vehicle registration.  We ask that you provide the attached notice to your local law enforcement agencies to assist TxDMV in communicating this important message.

Vehicle owners may contact your office due to receipt of a citation for expired registration or for general questions regarding the registration waivers.  We are providing a copy of Governor Abbott's press release regarding the waivers (attached) for the use of county tax assessor-collectors and for sharing with motorists who have been cited.

The TxDMV will provide notice when normal services resume, and the temporary waivers will remain in effect until 60 days after the notice is provided.  Updated guidance on processing expired registrations, and the selection of “Valid Reason” and “Citation/Charge Penalty,” will be provided to tax assessor-collectors at that time.


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