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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 77, Service Contract Providers and Administrators. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until March 25, 2024.

New Laws Affecting Service Contract Providers

Beginning September 1, 2023, the following changes to the Service Contract Provider (SCP) program will go into effect as a result of recently-passed legislation (HB 4316). The following information will be exempted from public disclosure under the Public Information Act: If you have any questions, please contact customer service.

Residential Service Companies (Home Warranties)

Oversight of the Residential Service Companies (Home Warranties) (RSC) program was transferred to TDLR from the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) on September 1, 2021. Residential Service Companies are licensed to provide consumers with contracts also known as Home Warranties. Residential service contracts cover the cost of replacing or repairing damage to large home appliances or residential electrical, plumbing,… Read More about Residential Service Companies (Home Warranties)

RSC Ombudsman Program

TDLR has an RSC Ombudsman to assist consumers with issues related to RSCs, including claim delays or denials, by providing an intermediary between the RSC and the consumer when the consumer needs assistance communicating with an RSC. If you have any questions or concerns related to an RSC or your residential service contract, please contact… Read More about RSC Ombudsman Program