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Advisory Committees

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is looking for individuals interested in serving as members on one of its five new advisory committees. Advisory committees provide recommendations to the TxDMV Board and Executive Director on rules and policy issues related to the TxDMV.

The new advisory committees include:

  1. Consumer Protection
  2. Customer Service
  3. Motor Carrier Regulation
  4. Motor Vehicle Industry
  5. Vehicle Titles & Registration *

*The Vehicle Title and Registration Advisory Committee has been appointed by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board but applications will continue to be accepted for future vacancies on the committee.

Anyone wishing to apply for an advisory committee may complete the Application.

If you have any questions about applying to be an advisory committee member, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Advisory Committee Focus Areas

Advisory committees offer advice and recommendations on specific issues as requested by the board. The focus area of each advisory committee is described below.

Consumer Protection: Advises the board on investigation and enforcement issues as requested by the board, including vehicle titles and registration fraud; lemon law; the warranty performance program; household goods movers; and other consumer protection topics.

Customer Service: Advises the board on issues related to improving and enhancing department customer service, as requested by the board, including infrastructure; new customer service initiatives; policy and process improvements; and technology.

Motor Carrier: Advises the board on issues related to regulation of the motor carrier industry as requested by the board.

Motor Vehicle Industry: Advises the board on issues related to regulation of the motor vehicle industry as requested by the board.

Vehicle Titles and Registration: Advises the board on issues to related to vehicle titles and registration as requested by the board.

Note: If you are interested in issues related to household goods movers and the household goods moving industry, these issues will be addressed by a subcommittee of the Consumer Protection Advisory Committee. When filling out your application for the Consumer Protection Advisory Committee please be sure to indicate your interest in serving on that subcommittee.

Proposed and Adopted Rules - 2019

DISCLAIMER: The following proposed and adopted rules are provided as a courtesy by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. While TxDMV makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, the official version of proposed and adopted rules are those filed with the Secretary of State, which is the repository of official TxDMV rules. Those rules can be accessed directly from the Texas Register, Office of Secretary of State.

With respect to the following documents, or other documents available from this site or others to which it links, TxDMV and the State of Texas make no warranty as to their accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness.

Submission of Comments: Written comments on proposed rules must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the date stated in the preamble of each proposed rule. Email comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter A. Motor Vehicle Titles

Subchapter G. Inspections

Subchapter L. Assembled Vehicles

§217.3

§§217.141 ‐ 217.143

§§217.401 ‐ 217.407
12/20/19 §217.3

§§217.141 ‐ 217.143

§§217.401 ‐ 217.407
6/12/20 6/22/20
Chapter 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter C. Registration and Title System

§§217.76 - 217.78 10/18/19 §§217.76 - 217.78 2/21/20 3/1/20
Chapter 223. Compliance and Investigations Division

Subchapter A. Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

§§223.1 - 223.3 10/18/19 §§223.1 - 223.3 2/21/20 3/1/20
Chapter 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter A. Motor Vehicle Titles

Subchapter B. Motor Vehicle Registration

§217.2

§217.45
and
§217.46
8/30/19 §217.2

§217.45
and
§217.46
2/21/20 3/1/20
Chapter 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter A. Motor Vehicle Titles

§217.15 8/30/19 §217.15 12/27/19 1/2/20
Chapter 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter A. Motor Vehicle Titles

Subchapter B. Motor Vehicle Registration

§217.16

§217.40
8/30/19 §217.16

§217.40
2/21/20 3/1/20
Chapter 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter B. Motor Vehicle Registration

§217.27 8/30/19 §217.27 12/27/19 1/2/20
Chapter 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter B. Motor Vehicle Registration

§217.41 8/30/19 §217.41 12/27/19 1/2/20
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 §215.83 12/20/19 12/29/19
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 §215.102

§215.133 and
§215.161
2/21/20 3/1/20
Chapter 217. Vehicle Titles and Registration

Subchapter C. Registration and Title Systems 

§217.75 8/23/19 §217.75 11/29/19 12/16/19
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 §221.1 and §221.2

§§221.11, 221.12,
221.13, and 221.20

§221.41 and §221.54
12/27/19 1/2/20
Chapter 221. Salvage Vehicle Dealers, Salvage Pool Operators and Salvage Vehicle Rebuilders

Subchapter B. Licensing 

§221.17 8/23/19 §221.17 12/20/19 12/29/19

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

Proposed and Adopted Rules - 2020

DISCLAIMER: The following proposed and adopted rules are provided as a courtesy by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. While TxDMV makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, the official version of proposed and adopted rules are those filed with the Secretary of State, which is the repository of official TxDMV rules. Those rules can be accessed directly from the Texas Register, Office of Secretary of State.

With respect to the following documents, or other documents available from this site or others to which it links, TxDMV and the State of Texas make no warranty as to their accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness.

Submission of Comments: Written comments on proposed rules must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the date stated in the preamble of each proposed rule. Email comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposed and Adopted Rules for 2020

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 217. Vehicle and Registration

Subchapter A. Motor Vehicle Titles
§217.11 4/17/20      
Chapter 217. Vehicle and Registration

Subchapter B. Motor Vehicle Registration
§§217.22,
217.27,
217.32,
217.38,
217.41,
217.55, and
217.58 -
217.64
4/17/20      
Chapter 217. Vehicle and Registration

Subchapter G. Inspections

§217.144 4/17/20      
Chapter 217. Vehicle and Registration

SSubchapter L. Fees
§217.182 4/17/20      

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

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