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Towing and Storage Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Towing and Storage Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.



This meeting will take place via videoconference and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. The meeting agenda and materials are available on the department’s webpage at If you need materials in an alternate format, contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least five working days before the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, E-MAIL: , TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

  • A. Call to Order
  • B. Roll Call, and Certification of Quorum
  • C. General Counsel Training
    • 1. Open Meetings Act
    • 2. Public Information Act
    • 3. Administrative Procedure Act
  • D. Approval of Minutes – August 23, 2022 Meeting
  • E. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an email by following the Public Comment Instructions found on the last page of the agenda or located at Emails must be submitted to the Board liaison at by 12:00 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2023. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  • F. Staff Reports – Staff Available for Questions:
    • 1. Licensing Division
      • a. Statistics
      • b. Current Projects
    • 2. Education and Examination Division
      • a. Statistics
      • 3. Customer Service Division
      • a. Statistics
    • 4. Enforcement Division
      • a. Statistics
      • b. Case Highlights
    • 5. Field Inspections Division
      • a. Statistics
      • b. Current Projects
    • 6. Regulatory Program Management Division
      • a. Statistics
      • b. Current Projects
      • c. Outreach
    • 7. Executive Office
      • a. 88 th Legislative Session Update
  • G. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 85, §85.722, regarding the Vehicle Storage Facilities program. Pursuant to Occupations Code §2303.1552, the proposed amendments increase the allowable vehicle storage facility impoundment fee and daily storage fees in accordance with changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) during the preceding state fiscal biennium.
  • H. Discussion regarding the use of the VSF Form 12 and feedback from licensees.
  • I. Discussion regarding a TOW Fee Study relating to private property tow fees pursuant to Tex Occ. Code § 2308.0575 and the Department’s intent to initiate the procurement process to contract for a study.
  • J. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  • K. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  • L. Adjournment

The Towing and Storage Advisory Board will accept public comment for the Thursday, August 3, 2023 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to by no later than 12:00 p.m.,Wednesday, August 2, 2023. Comments will be provided to the Board members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read aloud during the public meeting.

If you wish to address the Board during the public meeting, please provide your contact information to by 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2023. You will receive an email with a link to join the meeting. You will be given no more than three (3) minutes to speak. The presiding officer may reduce the time provided for public comments based on the number of requests received. Ensure that you have a reliable connection and clear audio. Sharing of pre-recorded audio or video is not allowed during the public comment period.

**Please email your public comment request to . **


Email request for Public Comment must include:

Failure to provide the information requested directly above could result in your comment being delayed or taken out of order.