(a) General records to be maintained. Except as provided in paragraphs (1) and (2), every vehicle storage facility shall maintain at a principal office in Texas all records and information required by the department. (1) Texas firms. If a vehicle storage facility wishes to maintain records at a location other than its principal office in Texas, the vehicle storage facility shall make a written request to the department. A vehicle storage facility may not begin maintaining records at an alternate location until the request is approved by the department. (2) Out-of-state firms. A vehicle storage facility whose principal business address is located outside the state of Texas shall maintain records required under this section at its principal office in Texas. Alternatively, a vehicle storage facility may maintain such records at an out-of-state facility if the vehicle storage facility reimburses the department for necessary travel expenses and per diem for any inspections or investigations conducted under this chapter. (b) Preservation and destruction of records. All books and records generated by a vehicle storage facility must be maintained for not less than two years at the vehicle storage facility's principal business address.
Source Note: The provisions of this §85.1003 adopted to be effective January 16, 2012, 37 TexReg 112