Dealers FAQ

General

  1. Change business or ownership information?

    • Log in to eLICENSING to change business management or ownership information. 
    • Select the “Amend a License” option and provide the information about your business change.
    • Provide your: 
      • Certificate for the newly formed entity (corporation, LP, LLP, or LLC) issued by the appropriate Secretary of State office. (This does not apply if you are a sole proprietor or general partnership.)
      • Documentation issued by the appropriate Secretary of State stating that the entity change was a result of a conversion, if applicable.
      • Documentation issued by the appropriate Secretary of State stating that the entity change was a result of a conversion or amendment. 
      • Current copy of new owner DL.
    • Note: A business name change by merger may require a new license application.

     

  2. How do I close a license?

    • Log into eLICENSING.
    • Select the “Close a License” option and provide the information related to this change.
    • There is no fee to close a license
    • When you close your license, any associated plates are automatically canceled.
    • Complete a Plate Inventory Form (Form LF707), and mail or drop off metal plates, temporary tags, stickers, and plate receipts at the closest Regional Service Center (RSC) or the TxDMV Headquarters within 10 days of license closure.
  3. Request a duplicate copy of my license?

    • Log in to eLICENSING.
    • Select “My Licenses and Plates” and follow the prompts to print or reprint a copy of your license.
  4. How do I amend my license?

    • Log in to eLICENSING
    • To change contact information for a license, such as phone numbers, email addresses, and contact person, select “Change General License Info.”
    • For other changes, select the “Amend a License” option. Provide the information about your business change, the documents related to your change, and your amendment application fee.
    • Note: A business name change may require a new license application.

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  5. How do I close a location?

    • Log into eLICENSING.
    • Select the “Amend a License” option and the amendment reason “Manage Locations and DBAs”.
    • Provide your:
      • Certificate for the newly formed entity (corporation, LP, LLP, or LLC) issued by the appropriate Secretary of State office if applicable. (This won’t apply if you are a sole proprietor or general partnership.),
      • Bond rider (to remove business location from bond),
      • Power of attorney (for bond rider), and
      • Amendment application fee.
    • If you have metal dealer plates that are no longer needed, cancel the plates in eLICENSING. From the home page select Plates and Stickers and follow the prompts.
    • Complete a Plate Inventory Form (Form LF707), and mail or drop off metal plates, temporary tags, stickers, and plate receipts at the closest Regional Service Center or the TxDMV Headquarters.
    • Find the closest Regional Service Center (RSC) or download the pre-addressed mailing label for the TxDMV Headquarters.
  6. How do I make an open records request?

    Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, also known as the Public Information Act or PIA, gives you the right to access certain government records. The PIA also establishes procedures that governmental bodies must follow when responding to requests for public information. Public Information Act requests are sometimes referred to as open records requests.

    Learn more here.