37 Tex. Admin. Code § 25.6 - Financial Responsibility Certificate (Form SR-22)

Current through Reg. 47, No. 14; April 8, 2022

(a) The SR-22 (insurance certificate) is a form prescribed by the department and issued by insurance companies when evidence of financial responsibility must be certified. Requirements for acceptance of the filing are:
(1) issued by an insurance company authorized to write liability insurance coverage for the State of Texas;
(2) issued in the name of the person required to file to include their driver license/identification number, date of birth, and list all owned vehicles or indicate non-owner policy;
(3) issued for the State of Texas;
(4) original document signed by an authorized representative of the insurance company; and
(5) include the complete name of the insurance company as licensed by the State Board of Insurance.
(b) The SR-26 (cancellation of SR-22 insurance certificate) is a form submitted by an insurance company to notify the department that the SR-22 (insurance certificate) issued by that company has been canceled. The filing of form SR-26 may initiate suspension action by the department if the individual's driver record indicates that the SR-22 (insurance certificate) is still required at the time the SR-26 is received.
(c) A second filing of form SR-22 (insurance certificate) by the same insurance carrier cancels any SR-22 (insurance certificate) previously issued by that company and filed with the department.
(d) To maintain compliance with statutory suspension action, the SR-22 must remain on file for;
(1) 2 years from the date of the crash, when depositing security as compliance for a crash case,
(2) 2 years from the date of the most recent conviction, for conviction based suspensions, or
(3) 2 years from the date a judgment was rendered in court for judgment cases.
(e) If the SR-22 (insurance certificate) is required as the result of a security deposit in a crash or default case, it must be accompanied by form SR-22A (certification of a 6 month prepaid liability policy).
(f) An SR-22 (insurance certificate) on file more than 2 years will not be valid for any new conviction that requires the filing of an SR-22 (insurance certificate). To comply with the new action, the licensee will be required to file a subsequent SR-22 (insurance certificate) or provide documentation from the insurance company that the previous filing is still valid.
(g) An SR-22 on file will not be considered valid if the driver receives a conviction for "No Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance" with an offense date after the date the SR-22 was filed with the department.
(h) An SR-22 on file may no longer be considered valid if the department receives information through the Financial Responsibility Verification Program indicating that the insurance coverage is unconfirmed or the record is not on file.

Notes

37 Tex. Admin. Code § 25.6
The provisions of this §25.6 adopted to be effective June 22, 2004, 29 TexReg 5946; amended to be effective October 15, 2008, 33 TexReg 8545

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