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056-06 Certain Military Specialty Plates on Heavy Vehicles

Registration and Title Bulletin - #056-06

Date: September 6, 2006

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Certain Military Specialty Plates on Heavy Vehicles


These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDOT to the county tax assessor-collectors, statutory agents who provide vehicle registration and titling services for citizens in Texas. This information is provided to apprise the general public of issues affecting the state's vehicle titling and registration process.


To provide you information regarding registration of heavy vehicles with certain qualifying military specialty plates.


Vehicles with a manufacturer's rated carrying capacity (MRCC) of more than one ton may be registered with Purple Heart Recipient or Former Prisoner of War specialty license plates. The fee is $15 per year plus annual registration.

Applicants may purchase multiple sets of these specialty military plates; however, only vehicles with a MRCC of one ton or less are eligible for one $3 set of the qualifying plates. The fee for any additional set of plates is $15 per year plus annual registration, regardless of MRCC.


Enclosed is a revised VTR-420 application which provides for the addition of heavy vehicles. The form VTR-420 may be photocopied and distributed as needed. Existing copies of form VTR-420 are still valid and may continue to be used for applicants with passenger vehicles and light trucks (MRCC of one ton or less).


For additional information, please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Regional Office, or Harry Morgan, Director of Customer Services, at (512) 465-7480.

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