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020-11 "Crossover" Plates - Specialty Plates Moving to the Vendor Plate Program

Registration and Title Bulletin - #020-11

Date: April 20, 2011


All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: "Crossover" Plates - Specialty Plates Moving to the Vendor Plate Program


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.


As allowed by law, specialty license plate sponsors have the option of moving their existing non-vendor specialty plate to the private vendor program. These plates are referred to as "crossover" plates.

Six collegiate specialty license plates will move from the department's specialty plate program, and be administered by the state's specialty plate vendor, My Plates, effective May 2, 2011. The collegiate plates that will cross over to the vendor are:

  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Arlington

Additionally, the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) is set to move to the vendor program in June 2011.


Customer orders for the existing versions of these collegiate plates will be accepted through May 31, 2011, for the initial six collegiate plates listed; orders for the existing UT-Austin plate will be accepted through June 30, 2011. New orders for these specialty plates will not be handled by the county after those respective dates.

Renewal of the original collegiate plate designs for existing customers will be grandfathered at their current statutory fee, as long as the customer renews in a timely manner. Attached are the latest designs of the initial six collegiate plates that will move to the private vendor program.


Direct customers wanting to obtain these crossover collegiate plates to My Plates, either via the My Plates Call Center at (888) 769-7528, or online

Additionally, your Regional Office will be contacting you to schedule a pick up time(s) for any remaining inventory of these collegiate plates.


Contact your VTR Regional Office if you need assistance or have any questions.

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