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033-11 Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) Program

Registration and Title Bulletin - #033-11

Date: July 15, 2011


All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) Program.


To advise of a policy change when an owner satisfies an electronic lien and requests a paper title.


Our previous ELT policy required a vehicle owner who had satisfied their electronic lien to pay for a Certified Copy or an Original Certificate of Title if they requested a paper title.

Effective immediately, a vehicle owner who has satisfied their electronic lien may obtain a paper title without incurring an additional fee. Vehicle owners have two options to obtain a paper title:

  1. Submit an application for an original title with their local tax assessor-collector's office,or

  2. Submit an application for a Certified Copy of Original title (CCO) at a TxDMV Regional Service Center, which may provide a vehicle owner with a CCO at no cost when an e-title remark is shown on the vehicle record. The applicant must submit required documentation.

This change in policy creates consistency and equity for vehicle owners and ELT lienholders to obtain a paper title.


County personnel should process in RTS as a no charge Corrected Title with the following required documents:

1. Form VTR-130-U with "No Change in Ownership" marked

2. RTS Vehicle Inquiry Receipt indicating e-title


If you have any questions, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

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