Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Rule Transfer

Title 43, Part 10

Senate Bill 1420, 82nd Legislature, 2011, transferred certain functions related to oversize and overweight vehicles from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (department) no later than January 1, 2012. See Section 102 of Senate Bill 1420. The bill specifies certain powers and duties are retained by TxDOT, including the authority over contracts for certain highway crossings and the power to authorize certain port authorities and Chambers County to issue certain permits. Under the bill, certain TxDOT rules continue in effect as the rules of the department until altered by the department.

The rules regulating oversize and overweight vehicles previously found in Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, Part 1, Chapter 28, Subchapters A - E and I - K, will be transferred and reorganized under Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, Part 10, Chapter 219, Subchapters A - H.

The transfer under Senate Bill 1420 took effect on January 1, 2012.

Please refer to Figure: 43 TAC Chapter 28, to see the complete conversion chart.