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075-06 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 5.3.0

Registration and Title Bulletin - #075-06

Date: December 27, 2006

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 5.3.0


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 functional and procedural changes to RTS to accommodate the system update allowing registration and titling of exempt vehicles at the county.


Updates to the RTS application covered in version 5.3.0 Release Notes include:

  • Exempt Plate Processing by the County which enables the counties to process title and registration services for standard and regular exempt vehicles.
  • Texas Guard and Armed Forces Reserve license plates are now issued at the counties.
  • The Plate Age Calculation method in RTS is now an assigned "birth date" for each set of license plates.

The attached release notes describe the functional and procedural changes necessary to accommodate RTS version 5.3.0 and should provide adequate support for the user.


If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Regional Office.

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