What is the TxDOT Number & Who Needs It?
A TxDOT Number (also known as the TxDMV Certificate Number) is specifically issued for CDL commercial vehicles whose base state is Texas. CDL carriers from out of state who operate in Texas are not required to register for a TxDOT Number. The TxDOT Number is required to be displayed in a visible location on the registered vehicle.
Texas charges a state fee of $200 plus an additional $10 per truck for the TxDOT Number. Before you file for a TxDOT Number you must already have a USDOT Number. Once you have applied for your TxDOT Number, your insurance company will need to file a Form E with the state of Texas. When you have paid your fees to TxDMV, they will issue an active TxDOT Number.
All Texas-based carriers with a GVW over 26,000 lbs. are required to have a TxDOT Number. Also, all Texas based hazardous haulers and moving companies regardless of GVW are required to have a TxDOT Number. Out of state carriers who operate in Texas are not required to get a TxDOT Number.