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RULE §217.74Access to and Use of webDEALER

(a) Each county tax assessor-collector shall request access to, and accept title applications submitted through, webDEALER. A county tax assessor-collector must utilize webDEALER in order to accept a title application in the county as provided by subsections (b) and (c) of this section.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person who wishes to become a user of webDEALER must contact each entity to whom they submit title applications for authorization to utilize webDEALER. A user must receive authorization from each entity, including each county tax assessor-collector, to whom the user submits title applications. Title applications submitted to the department require the authorization by the department.

(c) A holder of a general distinguishing number (holder) who wishes to become a user of webDEALER must contact each county tax assessor-collector to whom they submit title applications for webDEALER access. The county must provide the holder access. A holder must obtain access from each county tax assessor-collector to whom the user submits title applications.

(d) A county tax assessor-collector may authorize a deputy appointed by the county tax assessor-collector in accordance with subchapter H of this chapter (relating to Deputies) to utilize webDEALER.

(e) A person authorized under subsection (b) of this section may have their authorization to use webDEALER revoked, rescinded, or cancelled at any time, with no notice, at the discretion of a county tax assessor-collector or the department.

(f) When submitting a title application through webDEALER, a user must:

  (1) stamp the word "SURRENDERED" across the front face and the next open assignment or reassignment space of any secure title document or other acceptable ownership evidence as determined by the department in:

    (A) arial font;

    (B) black ink; and

    (C) a size of 1/4" height x 2 1/4" length;

  (2) retain the physical document described in paragraph (1) of this subsection for a minimum of four calendar years from the date of submitting a scanned copy of the stamped title document using the webDEALER system; and

  (3) submit any documents required to be submitted with the title application with a scanned resolution of at least 200 dots per inch (DPI).

Source Note: The provisions of this §217.74 adopted to be effective March 1, 2018, 43 TexReg 1146; amended to be effective October 21, 2020, 45 TexReg 7442

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