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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is adjusting the hours of its Oversize/Overweight Permits Office to enhance customer service during peak call times. Please see the notice below.

MCD Permit Office Hours Notice


Fleet registrations and renewals effective on or after Jan, 1, 2017, will be charged $4.75 per vehicle as a Processing and Handling fee. Please see the notice below.

Fleet Registration Processing & Handling Fee


The toll-free number for all Motor Carrier services − Oversize/Overweight Permits; Credentialing; and Apportioned and Fleet registration − is 1-800-299-1700. Menu options are in the linked file below. Fax numbers for individual services are on Page 2 of the document

TxDMV MCD 1-800 Phone Menu Notice


Operators of over height vehicles must arrange in advance to temporarily move overhead obstacles and to ensure that utility lines, traffic signals, overhead sign boards, poles, etc. are restored properly after a load has passed. Operators are liable if repairs are necessary. For more information, please refer to the notice below.

Awareness of Obstacles for Overheight Vehicles


IH10 05Motor carriers operating intrastate commercial motor vehicles on a road or highway in Texas must get a TxDMV number.



TxDMV offers multiple customer-focused registration programs to suit your business needs. Whether you have one truck or thousands moving across Texas, we have a program for you.


iStock 000016412671SmallThe federal Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Agreement requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with TxDMV and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. 


Trucks OS bumper banner truck shutterstock 9004330You must obtain an oversize/overweight permit from TxDMV if your vehicle and/or load exceeds Texas legal size and weight limits.


iStock 000010295867SmallThe NAFTA annual permit is legal Texas registration for foreign commercial motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers that are not authorized to travel on Texas highways either due to lack of registration or because the country or state where the vehicle is registered does not have a reciprocal agreement with the State of Texas.

& Training

MS Signs Go MP900433095TxDMV offers a variety of training options to help Motor Carriers, shippers, brokers and freight forwarders get up to speed to conduct business in Texas.

Training includes:

                • Commercial Fleet Accounts Management
                • TxIRP Compliance Training
                • TxPROS Functionality



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