Archive for December 28th, 2011

State Parks and Vehicle Registration

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

You’ll have a chance beginning with the New Year to help support state parks when you register your vehicle at the DMV. Bryan Frazier explains.

60—Starting January first, people can donate five dollars or more to benefit state parks when they register their vehicle with the department of motor vehicles in Texas.

The form that they get and send back into their county tax office, they can just fill in the amount right the on the form. This is a new opportunity given to us by the Texas Legislature to help fill some gaps in our revenue situation.

Is there an amount that we’re looking to make up?

It’s about one point six million for each year that this fund needs to bring in order to meet what the legislature has given us to do.

Where on the form will you find the place to make the donation?

It’s down toward the bottom; it’s just a line item. The website is And you can find out a little more about the program—the history of it. This is new this year set up by the Texas legislature as an opportunity for us to make some of our budget money for this operating biennium.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.