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008-08 Specialty License Plates Not Linked to Vehicles in RTS

Registration and Title Bulletin - #008-08

Date: March 11, 2008

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Specialty License Plates Not Linked to Vehicles in RTS


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 advise you of the steps we are taking to determine if specialty license plates listed in the Registration and Title System (RTS) without vehicle information are being used on vehicles.


Some specialty license plate records in our database file do not have associated vehicle information. Some of these are valid, but an unknown number are probably being used on vehicles.

In order to determine the use of the plates, we are requesting the owner's assistance via a renewal insert (see attached). Approximately 2,500 specialty plate owners a month will receive these inserts.

If customers are using the specialty plates on a vehicle we are asking them to contact your office in person and provide the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle so you may link the specialty plate to the vehicle record.


Please update RTS and collect any additional fees as appropriate.


If you need more information, please contact your local VTR Regional

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