Below you will find copies of recent and upcoming rules, as well as notices of upcoming stakeholder meetings on rules. Video of stakeholder webinars is available here. Rules that have gone into effect are available in the Texas Administrative Code.

If you'd like to be included on an email list for OCCC rule updates, send an email to rule.comments@occc.texas.gov, stating which industry you'd like rule updates on (e.g., motor vehicle sales finance, credit access businesses).

Rule Review Notice

Debt Management Rule Review (posted Sept. 2, 2021)
The OCCC intends to conduct a rule review regarding debt management service providers. The OCCC will accept informal comments on the rule review until September 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Proposals

TFEE Rule Review (published Sept. 3, 2021)
Property Tax Lender Rule Review (published Sept. 3, 2021)
The Finance Commission voted to publish these rule amendments for comment at its August 20 meeting. The OCCC will accept official comments until October 3.

Home Equity: Electronic Disclosures & Out-of-State Institutions (posted Aug. 12, 2021)
The Finance Commission and Credit Union Commission voted to publish these rule amendments for comment at their August 20 and August 27 meetings, respectively. The official comment period will begin on September 10 (when the rules are published in the Texas Register) and will end on October 11.

Recently Adopted Rules (2020-2021)

Rule Effective Date Notes
Motor Vehicle Rule Review Dec. 31, 2020  
Home Equity Lending Rule Review Nov. 26, 2020  
Property Tax Lender Rules: Sworn Document & Individual Lien Payoff Dec. 1, 2020 Amendments to 89.701 were effective Nov. 5, 2020. New 89.805 was effective Dec. 1, 2020. 
Credit Access Business Rule Review Nov. 5, 2020 Delayed implementation date allowed CABs to continue using previous disclosures under 83.6007 until Feb. 28, 2021.
Administration Rule Review Nov. 5, 2020  
Payoff Statement Rule Review Sept. 20, 2020  
Crafted Precious Metal Dealer Rule Review Sept. 10, 2020  
Plain Language Rule Review July 9, 2020  
Residential Mortgage Loan Originator Rule Review May 7, 2020  
Registered Creditor Rule Review May 7, 2020  
ADR, Negotiated Rulemaking, & FC Appeals Jan. 2, 2020