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Stay Connected to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles


The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has a digital subscription service to keep you informed about agency news. Now you can receive TxDMV updates on the topics of your choice and by your preferred delivery method (email or text message).

To Subscribe

It’s quick and easy to sign up. Just click on the envelope icon or visit You can also find the envelope icon at the bottom of the TxDMV website.


Enter your email address or phone number and click Submit. 


Confirm your information and set a password (optional).


From the Success page, click Subscriber Preferences and choose only the topics that interest you. (Note: some topics will ask what region of Texas you live in for location-specific updates.)



Click Submit to finalize your selections. You also will have the option to sign up to receive information from other state agencies.

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To Make Changes to Your Subscriptions

You can manage your subscriptions and make changes anytime by clicking on the envelope icon at the bottom of your email notifications or the TxDMV website. Enter your email address or phone number and click Submit to update your information.



Media Inquiries

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles welcomes questions from the news media.

Please send media inquiries via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our media contact, Adam Shaivitz, at (512) 465-1484.

If you are not with the news media please call 1-888-368-4689 or visit our main contact page via our website's header.

TxDMV budget and expenditure numbers are available at

Driver's Privacy Protection Act and Public Information Act

Social Media

Stay on top of the latest news at the TxDMV by liking us on Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channel and following us on Twitter.

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Social Media Comments and Questions Guidelines

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) welcomes your comments and questions via social media. We’re happy to help you during regular business hours. But please be aware that for some inquiries we may ask you to follow up with us by phone or email, especially if we’ll need your personal information (vehicle identification number, address, etc.) in order to research your question.

The TxDMV strives for effective communication and respectful dialogue on our Facebook page. Any posts or comments that are counter to these guidelines will be removed:

  • Comments must be relevant to the topic of discussion and avoid any malicious, offensive, threatening or profane language as well as any personal attacks.
  • Links to external websites may be deleted if they are not relevant to the topic of discussion or appropriate for all audiences.
  • Do not post any personal information such as your address, phone number or vehicle information.
  • Political campaign messages are prohibited.
  • Solicitations or advertisements are prohibited. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.

Our social media sites are hosted outside of the TxDMV website. Please remember that the best way to receive a secure, official, personal response (especially when sensitive information is involved) is to contact our agency through these methods.

Press Releases


Title Date
TxDMV & APD Seek Victims of Austin Auto Dealer June 21, 2016
National Moving Month Press Release May 9, 2016
May Moving Month Kick Off 2016 May 9, 2016
Two Steps One Sticker News Release January 20, 2016



Public Information Act Requests

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.

Public Information Act Requests

If you cannot locate information you are interested in on our website, you may submit a PIA request. To assist us in handling your request as accurately and efficiently as possible, keep in mind the following tips:

  • Requests for public information must be made in writing.
  • Include your full name and contact information, including email address if you have one.
  • Be as specific as possible in describing the information you are seeking. Include date ranges if applicable. We will work with you to narrow or clarify your request to locate the records you are seeking.
  • Your request must be for records or information that already exists - the PIA does not require an agency to answer questions, perform legal research, or continue to provide records as they are created in the future.
  • By law, a request is considered to be received during regular business hours (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.) on a regular business day (not a state holiday or skeleton crew day).
  • To expedite our response to your request, you may ask that we redact confidential information prior to releasing it to you.

Please note, the following types of information are not maintained by TxDMV:

How to Submit a PIA Request

To request information from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, you must submit your request through one of the following methods:

  • Through Public Access Link (PAL)

    PAL is the quickest, most convenient way to submit your request and receive responsive information. Click the link below to select the type of records you are requesting and provide complete contact information for our response:

    Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Public Access Link (PAL)
  • By Mail

    Open Records
    Office of General Counsel
    Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
    4000 Jackson Avenue
    Austin, TX 78731
  • By Email

    Submit requests by email to the TxDMV Office of General Counsel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • In Person

    Attn: Open Records
    Office of General Counsel
    Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
    4000 Jackson Avenue, Building 1
    Austin, Texas 78731

What Happens Next?

PIA requests are handled in the order in which they are received. While TxDMV strives to release records as promptly as possible, the PIA allows agencies up to ten business days to respond to a request. Depending on the scope of your request, we may need to contact various parts of the agency asking several different employees to locate and compile responsive records.

Although the PIA creates a presumption that information in the possession of a governmental body is available to the public, exceptions exist that may limit the public disclosure of certain types of confidential, privileged, or sensitive information. If a governmental body believes that requested information is confidential or falls within an exception to disclosure in the PIA, it generally must request a ruling from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) within 10 business days of receiving the request. The OAG will determine in a letter ruling whether information is excepted from public disclosure or whether it must be released.

The OAG’s website contains information on the rights of requestors and responsibilities of governmental bodies, as well as procedural information, regarding the PIA: Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG)

Cost of Records

TxDMV may charge for releasing information in compliance with the cost rules established by the OAG. If a request for information will result in charges of more than $40, we will send you a cost estimate before doing any work on the request. You must respond to any written estimate of charges within 10 days or the request will be considered automatically withdrawn.

If estimated costs exceed $100.00, TxDMV may require a bond, prepayment or deposit.

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