New Dealer Licensing Rules Proposed by TxDMV
TxDMV recently published proposed rules relating to the licensing of dealers in Texas. Now that the proposed rules are published, the law allows interested stakeholders such as TIADA and yourself to weigh in on the proposed rules through both written comments and public testimony.
TxDMV's Proposed New Rules and TIADA's Comments
TIADA is drafting written comments on behalf of its members and will shortly begin to prepare for oral testimony on behalf of dealers. If you would like to make your own comments, you can do so by emailing them to email@example.com or by mail to Office of General Counsel, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, 4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin, Texas 7831 by 5:00 p.m. CST on November 28, 2022.
Here are just a few sections of the proposed rule that TIADA will comment on:
- TxDMV is proposing new requirements to the application process requiring dealers to list a manager who is in-state and someone in charge of temporary tags.
- TxDMV is proposing language requiring dealers to provide information related to insolvency–including outstanding or unpaid judgments and liens–so the department can evaluate financial trustworthiness and stability.
- TxDMV is proposing amendments that allow it to require any information or documents it deems necessary.
- TxDMV is proposing adding language that it can require a site visit to a dealer's established and permanent place of business as part of the application evaluation process for a new, renewal, or new location application.
- TxDMV is proposing adding a requirement that the dealer's office may not be located in a restaurant, gas station, or convenience store unless the office has a separate entrance door that does not require a dealer's customer to pass through the other unrelated business.
Before finishing TIADA's comments, I will meet with numerous dealers for their input on how the proposed rules will impact their business. If you have comments or concerns that you would like to share with TIADA, please don't hesitate to call me to discuss them.