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TITLE 43TRANSPORTATION
PART 10TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 221SALVAGE VEHICLE DEALERS, SALVAGE POOL OPERATORS AND SALVAGE VEHICLE REBUILDERS
SUBCHAPTER CLICENSED OPERATIONS
RULE §221.50Restrictions on Sales of Flood Damaged Vehicles

(a) A motor vehicle that is classified as a non-repairable motor vehicle or salvage motor vehicle based solely on flood damage may be sold or transferred only as provided by this section.

(b) A salvage vehicle dealer may sell, transfer, or release a non-repairable motor vehicle or salvage motor vehicle to anyone if a non-repairable or salvage vehicle title or a comparable out-of-state ownership document has been issued for the motor vehicle provided a written disclosure has been made that the vehicle has been classified as a non-repairable motor vehicle or salvage motor vehicle based solely on flood damage.

(c) If a non-repairable or salvage vehicle title or a comparable out-of-state ownership document has not been issued for the motor vehicle, a salvage vehicle dealer may only sell, transfer, or release a non-repairable motor vehicle or salvage motor vehicle to:

  (1) an insurance company;

  (2) a governmental entity;

  (3) a licensed salvage vehicle dealer;

  (4) an out-of-state buyer;

  (5) a metal recycler; or

  (6) a used automotive parts recycler, provided a written disclosure has been made that the vehicle has been classified as a non-repairable motor vehicle or salvage motor vehicle based solely on flood damage.


Source Note: The provisions of this §221.50 adopted to be effective December 9, 2015, 40 TexReg 8802

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