Registration and Title Bulletin - #039-11
Date: August 01, 2011
All County Tax Assessor-Collectors
Subject: HB 2928, Privileged Parking for Vehicles with Silver Star Specialty License.
To notify you of a statute change made by HB 2928, 82nd Legislative Session.
Effective September 1, 2011, Section 681.008(b), the Transportation Code is amended giving Silver Star specialty license plate owners the same parking privileges as some other military specialty license plates.
Owners of vehicles displaying Disabled Veteran, Congressional Medal of Honor, Former Prisoner of War, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Purple Heart Recipient, Legion of Valor (Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Medal of Honor) or Legion of Merit License Plates are exempt from the payment of parking fees, including a fee collected through a parking meter, charged by a governmental authority other than a branch of the federal government.
These vehicles are only exempt from the parking fees if they are being operated by or for the transportation of the person who registered the vehicle with the above mentioned license plates.
It does not permit a vehicle to be parked at a time when or a place where parking is prohibited. Additionally, vehicles must not be parked at meters longer than the maximum indicated time on the meters if there is a restriction against parking at a meter in excess of that time.
If you need additional information, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.