eLICENSING: New Online System for Motor Vehicle Licensees - You are now able to apply for, renew, or amend motor vehicle licenses online. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) replaced its paper-based licensing system with an online self-service hub for all motor vehicle licensees and salvage dealers operating in Texas.
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P&H Fee and Dealer Deputy Fee Presentation
Dealer Single Sticker Phase II Overview
Use of Power of Attorney and Dealer Reassignment Forms
TxDMV issues and renews the various types of licenses necessary for different facets of the sale and distribution of motor vehicles in Texas. The rules for licenses, vehicle advertising, hearings, and the Lemon Law are set by the TxDMV Board and are located in the Statutes and Rules section.
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TxDMV Motor Vehicle Division and Enforcement Division are pleased to offer services to our existing dealers/licensees and those in the application process. We are here to serve you.
Motor vehicle events (shows and exhibitions) are a component of the motor vehicle and trailer distribution industry where marketing of motor vehicle and trailer products take place.
Whether the event is a single participant event or a multiple participant event, licensees must obtain permission from the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to participate before the date the show or exhibition opens. No fee is required.
Events are governed by the:
- Texas Occupations Code §2301.358,
- Texas Transportation Code Chapter 503.003,
- Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, Chapter 215.
Motor Vehicle and Trailer Sales
In general, it is illegal for motor vehicle and trailer sales to take place at any location other than a licensed location. However, the law allows for the sales of specific types of motor vehicles and trailers in approved types of events.
- The Participation Information has specific details on approved sales at motor vehicle events.
Exhibition and Show Participation Information
- The Self-Authorization form may be used when participating in an event where motor vehicle sales are prohibited by all participants.
MVD_SA Self-Authorization Form: Non-Selling Shows & Static Exhibitions of New Motor Vehicles
- The Licensee Participation form should be used when multiple types of vehicles and trailers are included in the event, or when the applicant does not know the other types of vehicles or licensees included in the event.
MVD-AS-RV2 Licensee Participant Application: Vehicles Shows Where Sales Are Allowed
For more information contact us at (512) 465-4029.
The eTAG system is designed to make processing dealer tags fast and easy for dealerships throughout the state while making temporary tag information available in almost real-time to law enforcement.
The eTAG system:
- Works via a web-based application
- Provides greater security by using unique numbers on every eTAG
- Replaces old style tags that are no longer legal
The webDEALER system allows dealers to process title applications and new registrations online. TxDMV Regional Service Centers assist county tax offices with setting up dealer access to the system.
Phase 1 of webDEALER included statewide rollout to dealers of new vehicles. Phase 2 has included rollout to dealers of used vehicles, beginning with a pilot group and extending statewide to all dealers March 1, 2015. Future phases of webDEALER will expand use to salvage dealers and private party sales.
If you would like to sign up for webDEALER, contact your local county tax office. For a list of counties currently participating in webDEALER, select the link provided below.
The licensee categories eligible for metal dealer’s plates include: Franchise, GDN Motor Vehicle & Motorcycle, Manufacturer Motor Vehicle & Motorcycle Plates, Converter Motor Vehicle & Motorcycle, and In-Transit Metal Plates.