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

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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

2012

Title Date
Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. October 15, 2012
Texas Honored for Innovative System for Permitting and Routing Oversize/Overweight Trucks. September 5, 2012
Spotlight on TxPROS Highlights Texas’ Innovative System for Permitting and Routing Oversize/Overweight Trucks.  September 4, 2012
 New identification rules for vehicle titling, registration paves way for future automation, enhances public safety. August 9, 2012 
 What’s black and white and read all over? TxDMV releases new general-issue plate. July 16, 2012 
 Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. July 13, 2012 
 New Research Reveals Auto Crime Myths: Statewide awareness campaign uses reformed criminal to educate Texans during Watch Your Car month. July 2, 2012 
 TxDMV Board Selects Whitney Brewster as New Executive Director. June 27, 2012 
 Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority Announces Statewide Award Winners during Annual Summit. June 25, 2012 
 Texas vehicle dealers can check status of license online. June 11, 2012 
 Military Plates Honor Heroes and Their Families. May 22, 2012 
 Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. May 18, 2012 
TxDMV Completes Major Equipment Replacement to Enhance Customer Service and Efficiency Statewide. May 3, 2012 
 Officials Warn Texas Consumers of Moving Scams. May 1, 2012 
 TxDMV Cautions Drivers About Crossing the Border with Temporary Paper Plates or Expired Registration Stickers. April 26, 2012 
 TxDMV issues record number of permits. February 27, 2012 
 Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. February 10, 2012 
 Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority Border Solutions Committee to Discuss Mexican-Texan Issues with Mexican Officials in January. January 11, 2012

 

2011

Title Date
 Media Advisory: Dealer License Advisory Committee to meet in January. December 21, 2011
 Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. November 14, 2011
 Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. October 14, 2011
 Media Advisory: SB 529 Advisory Committee to meet. September 30, 2011
 TxDMV Board appoints interim executive director, plans national search to fill agency’s top position September 8, 2011
 Media Advisory: SB 529 Advisory Committee to meet. September 1, 2011
 Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. August 19, 2011
 New simplified vehicle registration fee structure starts in September July 26, 2011
 Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. July 25, 2011
 TxDMV Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View. June 24, 2011
 Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority Commemorates 20 Years of Auto Theft Prevention June 13, 2011
 TxDMV introduces eReminder and Title Check - New online services to remember registration renewal date, protect against title fraud. June 7, 2011
 TxDMV Media Advisory: TxDMV Press Conference to introduce two new online consumer services to help Texans protect themselves against title fraud, and remember their registration renewal date June 6, 2011
 TxDMV Media Advisory: TxDMV board chairman issues statement on death of board member. June 4, 2011
 Texans being taken in by online moving company scams, experts offer advice on how to protect yourself when you move May 5, 2011
 TxDMV Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View March 25, 2011
 TxDMV Media Advisory: Specialty License Plate e-View February 18, 2011
 TxDMV Media Advisory: Bad weather office closures. February 1, 2011

 

Press Kits

New Identification Rules for Vehicle Titling and Registration

New Identification Rules Press Release

 

New Identification Rules FAQs

 

The Texas Classic Electronic Press Kit

Texas Classic Press Release

 

Texas Classic FAQs

 

Texas Classic jpeg image

 

Brief History of Texas License Plates

 

Vehicle Registration Stats

 

 

 

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