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004-11 New Indiana Title Stock

Registration and Title Bulletin - #004-11

Date: February 3, 2011


All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: New Indiana Title Stock.


These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDMV 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 new features of Indiana Certificate of Title.


Effective January 24, 2011, Indiana began issuing their certificate of title (COT) for a motor vehicle on new paper stock with enhanced security features. Attached is a sample of the new COT from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, with an explanation of the new security features and format changes. All previous versions of Indiana titles will continue to be acceptable. The first title number of the new COT stock is 8805001.

In addition, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles now uses a centralized system that issues license plates, vehicle registrations and decals from a central location. Vehicle registrations are automatically valid when payments are processed. Customers receive their license plates and registration documents in 10 to 14 days from their transaction date.


If you need additional information, please contact your local VTR Regional Office.

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