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072-06 Seven-digit Standard Exempt License Plate

Registration and Title Bulletin - #072-06

Date: December 15, 2006

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Seven-digit Standard Exempt License Plate


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 information regarding the redesigned standard exempt license plate.


Attached is a photocopy of the redesigned standard exempt license plate with seven digits instead of six. The Texas Department of Transportation has moved to the issuance of seven-digit plates due to the limited availability of six-digit sequence numbers. The issuance of the new plate will begin when the exempt plates are issued by the counties, which is scheduled for early December. All currently issued six-digit plates will remain valid.

The seven-digit plate will continue to have the new replacement year identifier. Please refer to RTB 023-06 for additional information.

The new patterns for the exempt plates are:

  • 100*0001 – 899*9999 Double Exempt
  • 900*0001 – 999*9999 Single Exempt


If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Regional Office. You may also call Mike Craig, Deputy Director, at (512) 465-7570.

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