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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 86VEHICLE TOWING AND BOOTING
RULE §86.216Towing Company License--Approval and Issuance

(a) Upon receipt of an application for a towing company license, the department will review the application to verify the qualifications of the applicant.

(b) If an applicant is qualified under this chapter, the department will issue a towing company license to the applicant.

(c) If an applicant is determined to be not qualified under this chapter, the department will advise the applicant in writing of the reasons the applicant is not qualified or the deficiencies in the application.

(d) The department may deny a towing company license application or revoke a license if the applicant, a partner, principal, officer, or general manager of the applicant, or other license or permit holder has:

  (1) a criminal conviction, or has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to an offense, before the date of the application, for:

    (A) a felony; or

    (B) a misdemeanor punishable by confinement in jail or by a fine in an amount that exceeds $500;

  (2) violated an order of the commission or executive director, including an order for sanctions or administrative penalties;

  (3) failed to submit a license or permit bond in an amount established by the commission;

  (4) knowingly submitted false or incomplete information on the application;

  (5) filed an application to permit a tow truck previously permitted by a license or permit holder;

  (6) had a license revoked under this chapter;

  (7) failed to file a completed application; or

  (8) provides false, misleading, or deceptive information in the application.

(e) The department will issue a certificate containing a single unique license number for each towing company.


Source Note: The provisions of this §86.216 adopted to be effective May 3, 2010, 35 TexReg 3486

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