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020-08 Initial Application of Certain Military License Plates

Registration and Title Bulletin - #020-08

Date: August 26, 2008

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Initial Application of Certain Military License Plates


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 on changes to the initial application process for certain military license plates.


Effective immediately, process responsibility for initial applications for Air Force Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Legion of Merit license plates, will be returned to the Vehicle Titles and Registration (VTR) Division, Special Registration Branch (SRB). Renewal of these military license plates will continue to be process by the counties through the Registration and Title System.

This change is due to the relatively low volume of new applications and the extremely high visibility of the plates that resulted from passage of the federal Stolen Valor Act.


Dispose of the following VTR form as it is no longer valid:

Application for Military Meritorious Service License Plates (VTR-421 - Rev. 2/2008 or prior)

Attachment A is a copy of the new form which may be photocopied and supplied to customers. Beginning immediately if you receive new applications for any of the license plates mentioned above, please forward them to the SRB using the following address:

Texas Department of Transportation

Vehicle Titles and Registration Division (SRB)

Austin, TX 78779-0001

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