[Vtr-tac] Title Manual Update

Electronic Distribution of VTR Information to Texas Counties vtr-tac at dot.state.tx.us
Mon Dec 15 11:33:44 CST 2008

Please review the following information and distribute as appropriate.

The latest update to the Motor Vehicle Title Manual is now available on
RTS workstations and on our website at: 


If you have difficulties accessing this new revision contact the RTS
support desk at (877) 933-2020.

The following is a brief summary of chapters updated in this revision:

Chapter 6 - Application and Issuance of Certificate of Title
Title paperwork assembly procedures were added to the end of the

Chapter 7 - Corrections
Under Commercial Vehicles, if a truck is permanently converted into a
tractor, a corrected title must now be issued. In the same section a new
subsection was added regarding trucks converted into passenger
Chapter 8 - Refusal/Denial of Title
Under Bonded Title, additional information regarding vehicle valuation
and power of attorney were added.

Chapter 9 - Transfer of Ownership
Changes to the following code regarding transfer of ownership were
520.032 Transfer Fee; Late Fee
520.023 Powers and Duties of Department on Transfer of Used Vehicle

Chapter 11 - Signature-Authority to Sign
Under Powers of Attorney, additional information regarding how the
department returns original copies to individuals was added.

Chapter 13 - Vehicle Identification Numbers
Additional information regarding motorcycle number location was added.

Chapter 14 - Vehicle Types
Under Trailer/Semitrailer, semitrailers must now have a weight
certificate to receive a Texas title. Under All-Terrain Vehicle
additional ATV definition information was added. Under Motor Homes, a
truck tractor converted to contain living quarters is now considered to
be a motor home.

Chapter 15 - Odometer
Under Odometer Disclosure Statement, additional information regarding
buyer*s signatures on odometer exempt vehicle transactions was added.
Vehicles exempt from the odometer disclosure requirements were also

Chapter 16 - Operation of Law
In various sections the Affidavit of Heirship, Form VTR-262 is now
termed an Affidavit of Heirship for a Motor Vehicle.

Chapter 25 - Reconstructed Assembled Vehicles
Under Motor Homes, a truck tractor converted to contain living quarters
is now considered to be a motor home. Also in various sections the
Rebuilt Affidavit, Form VTR-61 is now termed a Rebuilt Vehicle

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Rebecca Davio
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division, TxDOT
Telephone: (512) 465-7570
FAX: (512) 467-5909
Email: rdavio at dot.state.tx.us 
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