Important Updates

Increased Application Processing Times

Please be advised that the Motor Vehicle Division has implemented a number of new processes to prevent fraudulent access to vehicle regulatory processes. These processes have resulted in an increase in application processing times. Dealers may submit renewal applications up to 180 days in advance of their license expiration date. We strongly recommend submission of renewal applications as early as possible.

Fingerprinting Now Required for Certain License Holders

On April 11, 2024, the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles adopted rules requiring salvage vehicle dealer and in-transit drive-a-way operator license holders and applicants to be fingerprinted. Applications submitted on or after June 1, 2024, will be subject to this fingerprint requirement.

For more detailed information on the fingerprinting requirements, including FAQs, please visit TxDMV’s Fingerprinting resource page here.

New License Requirements for Certain Licenses

On April 11, 2024, the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles adopted new and amended rules for certain licenses in 43 Texas Administrative Code Chapters 215 and 221. New and amended rules are effective June 1, 2024. To access the rules and review requirements, please access the rules here.

Under the new rules, Dealer, Manufacturer, Distributor, Converter, and In-Transit Drive-a-way Operator License Holders are subject to new requirements for plates and licensure. Checklists and other resources are available here.



Independent Dealer Pre-Licensing Training is now available in Spanish. Go to and click on en Español in the blue navigation bar to enroll.

webDEALER System: Effective July 1, 2025, all dealers will be required to use TxDMV’s webDEALER system. Please check TxDMV’s calendar for webDEALER training webinar opportunities. The TxDMV Calendar is available here.

We Are Excited To Announce the addition of eTITLE to webDEALER. This new feature will facilitate the secure electronic transfer of titles between dealers in the wholesale market, making the title transfer process faster and easier than ever before. If you are using webDEALER, you already have access.

  1. Dealer eTITLE Training
  2. eTITLE User Guide

Texas Motor Vehicle Dealers and Other Licensees with Metal Plates: Return canceled, damaged, or unneeded metal plates to any of our 16 Regional Service Centers or the TxDMV Headquarters. To cancel metal plates login to your eLICENSING account and select “Plates & Stickers.”

Under TxDMV’s Board Rules, license holders with metal plates have 10 days from the time the license is revoked, closed, or canceled to return industry license plates to TxDMV.”

In addition to reducing the potential for fraudulent use of industry license plates, this requirement provides Texas licensees a way to responsibly recycle over 4,000 industry plates every year.

For more information click the button below or contact us toll-free at 1-888-DMV-GOTX (1-888-368-4689) or at (512) 465-3000 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Dealers: Please continue to return metal plates from customers’ motor vehicles to your local TAC office.

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