Texas State Agency Resources

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Home - TxDMV's homepage

Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing - New dealer licensing information and forms

Motor Vehicle Dealer Manual - Comprehensive guide to recordkeeping, titling, sales tax and VIT, dealer operations, etc...

E-Tag Database and Information - Vision 21 login link and additional resources

Rules and Statutes - Transportation Code and other relevant legal guidelines

Statewide Dealer List - a complete, current listing of all licensed motor vehicle dealers in Texas

Dealer Training Seminars - free training sessions offered by the state.

Vehicle Titles & Registration - contact information for VTR

VTR County Tax Offices - contact information for all county TAC's

VTR Regional Service Centers - contact information for all regional service centers

Texas Administrative Code - Transportation, Chapter 217 - Vehicle Titles and Registration

Texas Administrative Code - Transportation, Chapter 215 - Motor Vehicle Distribution

Consumer Complaints - process for consumers to report dealer problems to TxDMV

Record Keeping Requirements - required records and retention periods (members only)

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner:  Motor Vehicle Sales Financing Links

Home - the OCCC homepage

Licensing Forms - forms provided by the OCCC

Renewal FAQ's - information on the renewal process

Exam - what to expect from an OCCC examination (formerly referred to as an 'audit')

Rate Charts - maximum allowable interest rates

Reviewed Software Vendors - products reviewed by the OCCC

Plain Language Contracts - reviewed by the OCCC

Equity Disclosure Form - use of this standardized form mandatory as of March 1, 2010 

Search for Licensees - find out if a dealer has a seller finance license

Record Keeping Requirements - required records and retention periods (members only)

Texas State Comptroller

Home - Comptroller homepage

Vehicle Inventory Tax (VIT) Filing Information - rules, regulations and forms

Sales Tax Permit Application - required permit

Motor Vehicle Tax Forms - various forms including those for seller-financed sales tax

Motor Vehicle Tax Manual - detailed information and requirements

Record Keeping Requirements - required records and retention periods (members only)

Other Links

(For listings of Associate Members of TIADA (vendors), please search our Associate Member Directory

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) - TIADA members are automatically members of NIADA

NIADA Career Center- For employers and job-seekers looking to make employment connections online

Texas Automobile Dealers Association - Texas Franchise Dealers Association

OFAC Information - Office of Foreign Assets Control information guide from NIADA

OFAC SDN List - dealers are required check their customers against the Specially Designated Nationals list

A Dealer's Guide to the Used Car Rule - Buyer's Guide information from the FTC and NIADA. 

Risk-Based Pricing Exception Notice - sample of safe-harbor form provided by FTC

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: The Safeguards Rule - FTC resources regarding protection of customers' information

Forms - Burrell Printing offers OCCC reviewed, legally compliant forms for Texas car dealers

Cross Collateralization Form - addendum to motor vehicle installment contract (members only)

Adverse Action Notices - Federal Reserve Board requirements and "safe-harbor" disclosure form examples (members only). Short and long form compliance forms are available from Burrell Printing Company.

2014 TIADA Dealer Member Survey- This survey provides statistics on the business details of TIADA dealer members.  (members only)

Recall VIN Lookup Tool – this tool from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) can be used to determine if a specific vehicle has an open safety recall.