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TDLR proposes amendments regarding towing,storage,and booting program

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) proposes amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 85, §§85.200, 85.709, 85.710, 85.725, and 85.1003, regarding the towing, storage, and booting program. The proposed rule amendments implement changes recommended by Towing, Storage, and Booting Advisory Board, and as a general rule cleanup so that these rules are internally consistent and in harmony with 16 TAC, Chapter 86, rules regarding the towing of vehicles. You can view the proposed rule amendments at .

The proposed amendments were published in the September 14, 2012, issue of the Texas Register (37 TexReg 7250). 

The Department will accept comments on the proposal until October 15, 2012. It is Urgent You Send ASAP!

The Department encourages all persons interested in the Towing, Storage, and Booting program to review the rule proposal and submit comments. Comments may be submitted electronically to

It is very important that you review each of the proposed rule changes and know what is being done to your rules. If you have any questions on the proposed rule changes, please email me and I will be happy to answer any questions promptly. It’s your industry; make sure you put in your opinion, even to say you are in favor of a change. Thank you!

Jess Horton
Southwest Tow Operators

Click to view comments on Chapter 85 Proposed Rules

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  • Southwest Tow Operators
  • 660 N Central Expressway, Suite 230
  • Plano, Texas 75074
  • Toll Free: (866) 320-9300

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