|(a) A dealer's temporary tag may be displayed only
on the type of vehicle for which the GDN is issued and for which the
dealer is licensed by the department to sell.
(b) A wholesale motor vehicle auction license holder
that also holds a dealer GDN may display a dealer's temporary tag
on a vehicle that is being transported to or from the licensed auction
(c) When an unregistered vehicle is sold to another
dealer, the selling dealer shall remove the selling dealer's temporary
tag. The purchasing dealer may display its dealer temporary tag or
its metal dealer's license plate on the vehicle.
(d) A dealer's temporary tag:
(1) may be displayed on a vehicle only as authorized
in Transportation Code §503.062; and
(2) may not be displayed on:
(A) a laden commercial vehicle being operated or moved
on the public streets or highways;
(B) on the dealer's service or work vehicles;
(C) a golf cart as defined under Transportation Code
Chapter 551; or
(D) an off-highway vehicle as defined under Transportation
Code Chapter 551A.
(e) For purposes of this section, a dealer's service
or work vehicle includes:
(1) a vehicle used for towing or transporting other
(2) a vehicle, including a light truck, used in connection
with the operation of the dealer's shops or parts department;
(3) a courtesy car on which a courtesy car sign is
(4) a rental or lease vehicle; and
(5) any boat trailer owned by a dealer or manufacturer
that is used to transport more than one boat.
(f) For purposes of subsection (d) of this section,
a vehicle bearing a dealer's temporary tag is not considered a laden
commercial vehicle when the vehicle is:
(1) towing another vehicle bearing the same dealer's
temporary tags; and
(2) both vehicles are being conveyed from the dealer's
place of business to a licensed wholesale motor vehicle auction or
from a licensed wholesale motor vehicle auction to the dealer's place
(g) As used in this section, "light truck" has the
meaning assigned by Transportation Code, §541.201.
(h) A dealer's temporary tag may not be used to operate
a vehicle for the personal use of a dealer or a dealer's employee.
(i) A dealer's temporary tag must show its expiration
date, which must not exceed 60 days after the date the temporary tag
(j) A dealer's temporary tag may be issued by a dealer
to a specific motor vehicle in the dealer's inventory or to a dealer's
agent who is authorized to operate a motor vehicle owned by the dealer.
(k) A dealer that issues a dealer's temporary tag to
a specific vehicle must ensure that the following information is placed
on the temporary tag:
(1) the vehicle-specific number from the temporary
(2) the year and make of the vehicle;
(3) the VIN of the vehicle;
(4) the month, day, and year of the temporary tag's
(5) the name of the dealer.
(l) A dealer that issues a dealer's temporary tag to
an agent must ensure that the following information is placed on the
(1) the specific number from the temporary tag database;
(2) the month, day, and year of the temporary tag's
(3) the name of the dealer.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §215.154 adopted to be effective February 11, 2010, 35 TexReg 883; amended to be effective February 13, 2017, 42 TexReg 571; amended to be effective October 21, 2020, 45 TexReg 7441; amended to be effective January 27, 2022, 47 TexReg 662