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Proposed and Adopted Rules - 2019

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Proposed and Adopted Rules for 2019

Rules that have been adopted by the Board are listed by year proposed.

Subject Proposal Filed Proposal Published Adoption Filed Adoption Published Effective Date
Chapter 206. Management

Subchapter E. Advisory Committees 

    §§206.92 - 206.99 8/23/19 8/29/19
Chapter 215. Motor Vehicle Distribution

Subchapter C. Licenses, Generally 

§215.83 8/23/19      
Chapter 215. Motor Vehicle Distribution

Subchapter D. Franchised Dealers, Manufactures, Distributors, and Converters

Subchapter E. General Distinguishing Numbers 

§215.102

§215.133 and
§215.161
8/23/19      
Chapter 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter C. Registration and Title Systems 

§217.75 8/23/19      
Chapter 221. Salvage Vehicle Dealers, Salvage Pool Operators and Salvage Vehicle Rebuilders

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Subchapter B. Licensing

Subchapter C. Licensed Operations 

§221.1 and §221.2

§§221.11, 221.12,
221.13, and 221.20

§221.41 and §221.54
8/23/19      
Chapter 221. Salvage Vehicle Dealers, Salvage Pool Operators and Salvage Vehicle Rebuilders

Subchapter B. Licensing 

§221.17 8/23/19      

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 (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) using the “Find Your RSC” locator on this page or download the pre-addressed mailing label for the TxDMV Headquarters.

LF707 Plate Inventory Form

TxDMV HQ Mailing Label

How Do I 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.

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 (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.
  • Find the closest Regional Service Center (RSC) using the “Find Your RSC” locator on this page or download the pre-addressed mailing label for the TxDMV Headquarters.

LF707 Plate Inventory Form

TxDMV HQ Mailing Label

How Do I Request a Duplicate 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.

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