TxDMV Certificate Regulation
Regulation per Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
UPDATED OCTOBER 2019


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All Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) with gross vehicle weight rated above 26,000 pounds engaged in an INTRAstate commerce within the state-lines of Texas, are required to register their vehicle(s) and participate with Texas DMV Certificate registration program. This regulation also includes HazMat motor carriers regardless of weight. Furthermore, otherwise exempt farm vehicles must also register if the farm vehicle's registered weight is rated above 48,000 pounds. All Household Goods transportation companies regardless of declared weight of the vehicles which are authorized-for-hire must also register their vehicles. Commercial Buses, Vehicles rated for 15-passangers or more (incl. driver) must also register.

NOTE: Texas INTERstate carriers which in addition to their out-of-state operations also transport within the State of Texas must additionally file the UCR (Unified Carrier Registration). You may file the UCR by visiting tx.payucr.us. Upon verification of UCR fees collected, your TxDMV certificate may be eligible to be converted into a Non-Expiring UCR Certificate. Such carrier(s) are not required to renew the TxDMV certificate, nonetheless they must upkeep their insurance endorsements and pay the annual Unified Carrier Registration.