Temporary Transit Permit For A Vehicle Purchased
(a) A purchaser may obtain from the department a temporary transit permit to operate a motor vehicle:
that is subject to registration in this state;
from which the license plates and the registration insignia have been removed as authorized by Section 502.491 or 504.901; and
that is not authorized to travel on a public roadway because the required license plates and the registration insignia are not attached to the vehicle.
The department may issue the permit in accordance with this section.
A permit issued under this section is valid for one trip between the point of origin and the destination and those intermediate points specified in the permit.
A permit issued under this section may not be valid for longer than a five-day period.
A person may obtain a permit under this section by applying, as provided by the department, to the department. Application may be made using the department's Internet website.
A person is eligible to receive only one permit under this section for a motor vehicle.
A permit receipt issued under this section must be in a manner provided by the department. The receipt must contain the information required by this section and shall be carried in the vehicle at all times during which it is valid.
The department may refuse to issue a permit under this section for any vehicle if in the department's opinion the applicant has been involved in operations that constitute an abuse of the privilege granted under this section.
Transferred, redesignated and amended from Transportation Code, Section 502.454 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1296, Sec. 164, eff. January 1, 2012.