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Registration and Title Bulletins (RTBs)

Registration and Title Bulletins contain correspondence sent by TxDMV to county tax offices, who are the statutory agents for vehicle registration and titling in the State of Texas.

2019

RTB # Subject Published
001-19 Elimination of Requirement for Proof of Paid Claim 02/28/19

2018

RTB # Subject Published
001-18 Beneficiary Designation on Title 05/17/18
002-18 Improper Issuance of Temporary Tags for Courtesy Delivery Vehicles 06/21/18
003-18 Titles Surrendered by Salvage Entities in Error 07/13/18
004-18 New Registration and Title System (RTS) Workstation Lease Pricing 08/31/18
005-18 Titling in the Name of a Manufacturer 11/08/18
006-18 Delinquent Transfer Penalty Fees for Unrecovered Stolen Vehicles 12/13/18
007-18 Changes to Certified Copies of Texas Titles 12/13/18
008-18 Electronic Signature Requirements 12/13/18
009-18 Acceptance of Electronic Signatures by County Tax Assessor-Collectors 12/13/18

2017

RTB # Subject Published
001-17 Washington Title Issue Date 03/16/17
002-17 Entity Title and/or Registration Verifications for Licensed
VSF Lien Foreclosures
07/06/17
003-17 Licensed Vehicle Storage Facility Lien Notifications 07/06/17
004-17 Waiver of Fees for Replacement Registration Sticker and/or License Plate(s) 07/27/17
005-17 Former Military Vehicles 07/27/17
006-17 Reassignment of Title by Insurance Companies 08/07/17
007-17 Changes to Travel Trailer Dimensions 08/10/17
008-17 Trailer and Semitrailer Title Policy 08/10/17
009-17 Procedures for Statutory Lienholders Pertaining to House Bill 3131 08/10/17
010-17 Required Law Enforcement Inspection for Certain Bonded Title Applications 08/17/17
011-17 Elimination of Registration Period Designation by the Vehicle Owner 08/17/17
012-17 Change to Inspection Requirements and a New Fee for Certain Trailers, Semitrailers, and Pole Trailers 08/17/17
013-17 Seizure of Disabled Person Parking Placards 08/29/17
014-17 Temporary Application Process for Vehicles Impacted by Hurricane Harvey 09/07/17
015-17 Waiver of Delinquent Transfer Penalty as a Result of Hurricane Harvey 09/07/17
016-17 Rebuilt Salvage Applications for Hail Damaged and Recovered Stolen Vehicles 09/07/17
017-17 Waiver of Duplicate Registration/Inquiry Receipt Fee as a Result of Hurricane Harvey 09/15/17
018-17 Package Delivery Plates Pertaining to House Bill 561 12/29/17

2016

RTB # Subject Published
001-16 New Application for Texas Title and/or Registration (Form 130-U) 08/04/16
002-16 New Vehicle Identification Number Certification (Form VTR-270) and VIN Verification Requirements 08/04/16
003-16 Elimination of Statement of Physical Inspection (Form VTR-270) Requirement with Bonded Title Applications 08/04/16
004-16 New Trailer Verification Statement of Fact (VTR-141) 08/04/16
005-16 Changes to Insurance and Salvage Industry Specific Forms and Processes 09/15/16
006-16 Changes to the Form Used by Insurance Companies to Transfer Ownership 09/15/16
007-16 Process Change for Vehicle Ownership Evidence Surrendered on Form VTR-340 09/28/16
008-16 Process Change for Nuisance Abatement Vehicles 09/29/16
009-16 Red Flag Procedures 09/29/16
010-16 Determining Empty Weight of Certain Motor Vehicles 10/27/16
011-16 Elimination of Recreational Off-Highway or All-Terrain Vehicle Used for Farming or Lawn Care (Form VTR-329) and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Statement of Ownership (Form VTR-330) 10/27/16
012-16 Third Party Verifications for Motor Vehicles with Texas Records 12/8/16
013-16 Salvage Vehicles Rebuilt by Salvage Vehicle Dealers 12/22/16

2015

RTB # Subject Published
002-15 Storage Lien and Form VTR-265-S Revisions 01/22/15
003-15 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 7.6.0 02/12/15
004-15 Title and Registration for an Autocycle 05/26/15
005-15 Dealer Sales - Mandatory 24 Months Registration with Two-Year Inspection 06/18/15
006-15 Farmers’ Cooperatives and Marketing Associations Registration Exemption 06/18/15
007-15 Mandatory 24 Mos. of Reg. for New Vehicle Sales by Franchised Dealers 07/14/15
008-15 Mechanic’s Lien and Form VTR-265-M Revisions 08/27/15
009-15 Concealed Handgun License as an Acceptable Form of Identification 12/10/15
010-15 Appropriate Use of Powers of Attorney by Dealers 12/18/15
011-15 Use of the Dealer Reassignment with “Open” Reassignments 12/18/15

2014

RTB # Subject Published
001-14 Revisions to the "Custom Vehicle" and "Street Rod" Program 02/27/14
002-14 ASE Safety Inspection for Assembled Vehicles 02/27/14
003-14 Permit License Plates 03/06/14
004-14 Title Package Processing 03/06/14
005-14 Title Package Retention 03/06/14
006-14 National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Legal Restraint 03/17/14
007-14 NMVTIS Inquiry Errors Processing and NMVTIS Specially Marked Envelope 03/17/14
008-14 Dealer Title Application (DTA) Processing with the Registration and Title System (RTS) 7.4.0 Release 03/21/14
009-14 Capturing Surrendered Title Information 03/21/14
010-14 NMVTIS Notification of Brands 03/28/14
011-14 NMVTIS Guide 03/28/14
012-14 Introduction to RTS Version 7.4.0 05/08/14
013-14 Update to Identification (ID) Requirements 05/16/14
014-14 Procedural Updates for NMVTIS/Out-of-State Value Limiting Brands 07/31/14
015-14 Out-of-State Title Issue Dates 07/31/14
016-14 Automatic Title Issuance 08/21/14
017-14 Capture of Federal Employer Identification Number/Employer Identification Number 08/21/14
018-14 Owner Retained Legal Restraint Remark 08/21/14
019-14 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 7.5.0 09/11/14
020-14 Title Transaction Assembly Procedures and Direct Mailing 10/30/14
021-14 Notification Requirements for Miscellaneous Lien Foreclosures 12/11/14

2013

RTB # Subject Published
001-13 2013 and Future Model Year Manual Corrections 01/29/13
002-13 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 7.1.0 02/15/13
003-13 Workstation Logoff/Restart Procedures 02/19/13
004-13 Introduction to WebAgent-Subcontractor (WebSub) Version 1.3.0 02/19/13
005-13 Motor Homes and Recreational Vehicles Exempt from Sales Tax Emissions Surcharge 02/21/13
006-13 Use of “Record Not Applicable” in the Registration and Title System (RTS) 02/25/13
007-13 Electronic Lien Title (ELT) Released to Third Party Change 03/06/13
008-13 New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Title (ELT) Program 03/08/13
009-13 Updated Title Package Report Assembly Procedures 03/21/13
010-13 Eligibility Rule for Farm License Plates 04/16/13
011-13 New TxDMV Website 04/25/13
012-13 CORRECTED COPY: Updated Title Package Report Assembly Procedures 05/21/13
013-13 Elimination of “Tonnage” in the Registration and Title System (RTS) 05/28/13
014-13 New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Title (ELT) Program 06/05/13
015-13 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 7.2.0 06/06/13
016-13 Delinquent Transfer Penalty 06/20/13
017-13 Issuance of Front and Rear Apportioned Plates 06/27/13
018-13 Retention of Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Placard and/or License Plate (Form VTR-214) 06/28/13
019-13 Summary of 83rd Texas Legislature Bills 08/09/13
020-13 Military Specialty License Plates, 83rd Legislative Session 08/09/13
021-13 License Plate Replacement Policy 08/09/13
022-13 Issuance of Two License Plates for Certain Apportioned Vehicles 08/15/13
023-13 Legislative Changes for Disabled Parking Placards 08/26/13
024-13 Identification Requirements 08/26/13
025-13 Bonded Titles 08/26/13
026-13 Legal Name Requirement for Title Applications 08/26/13
027-13 Acceptance of Court Orders 08/26/13
028-13 Optional Titles for Trailers 4,000 Pounds or Less 08/26/13
029-13 Assignment of Vehicle Identification Numbers 08/26/13
030-13 Capturing Legal Name and Identification Information 09/05/13
031-13 Capturing Legal Name and Identification Information 09/11/13
032-13 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 7.3.0 09/13/13
033-13 HB 3256 - Eligibility for Farm License Plates and Excess Weight Permits 09/13/13
034-13 Mandatory Enrollment in Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Internet Vehicle Title and Registration Service (IVTRS) Programs 09/19/13
035-13 Proof of Financial Responsibility on a Wireless Communication Device - Senate Bill (SB) 181 09/19/13
036-13 New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Title (ELT) Program 10/03/13
037-13 Procedures for Bonded Titles 10/15/13

2009-2012

RTB No. Subject Published
001-12 Sec. 501.145 & 501.146 01/11/12
002-12 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 6.9.0 02/07/12
003-12 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Listing 03/07/12
004-12 "Custom Vehicle" and "Street Rod" Program 03/29/12
005-12 Out-of-State Salvage and Nonrepairable Titles Stamped 'For Export Only' or Assigned to a Foreign Purchaser 03/30/12
006-12 "New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Title (ELT) 03/30/12
007-12 Mechanics Lien Administrative Fee 04/02/12
008-12 "Delinquent Transfer Penalty 04/02/12
009-12 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 6.10.0 04/17/12
010-12 Transfer Fee and License Plate "Needs" Replacement 04/19/12
011-12 Cancellation of a Discharged Lien 05/07/12
012-12 Collection of Fee for Duplicate Receipt and Fees Not Established by Law 05/07/12
013-12 Registration Receipt Not Required at Time of Title Transfer for Currently Titled Texas Vehicles 05/07/12
014-12 Reuse of Previously Issued License Plates on Antique or Classic Vehicles 05/18/12
015-12 Disabled Parking Placards Not Subject to Registration Refusal Due to Scofflaw Notation 05/21/12
016-12 No Death Certificate Required for Heirship Affidavit 05/25/12
017-12 Delinquent Transfer Penalty – Programming Changes 05/25/12
018-12 New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Title (ELT) Program 05/25/12
019-12 Rights of Survivorship 05/29/12
020-12 Mechanic’s Lien Not Applicable to Financial Institutions 06/04/12
021-12 Capturing Replica Year and Make in Corrected Title Event 06/25/12
022-12 Interest on Delinquent Remittance of Funds 06/28/12
023-12 New General Issue License Plate - "The Texas Classic" 07/05/12
024-12 Procedure for Handling Hot Checks from Dealers 07/10/12
025-12 Surrender of License Plates and Recycling 07/26/12
026-12 2012 and Future Model Year Manual Corrections 08/03/12
027-12 Missing South Dakota Certificates of Title 08/03/12
028-12 Discontinue Use of 130-U Short Form and Stamp 08/03/12
029-12 Identification Requirements for Vehicle Title/Initial Registration 08/13/12
030-12 Introduction to WebAgent-Subcontractor (WebSub) Version 1.2.1 08/15/12
031-12 Title: Missing Arizona Certificates of Title 08/20/12
032-12 Identification Requirements for Vehicle Title/Initial Registration 08/31/12
033-12 New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Title (ELT) 09/07/12
034-12 Update to the Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) Program 09/19/12
035-12 General information about Golf Carts, ATVs, and ROVs 09/19/12
036-12 "The Texas Classic" for Trucks 10/08/12
037-12 "The Texas Classic" General Issue License Plate 10/15/12
038-12 Initial Application and Renewal of Dealer Personalized License Plates 10/23/12
039-12 "Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 7.0.0 10/29/12
040-12 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Listing 11/02/12
041-12 Provisions of "Transfer of Removed Plates" (Plate to Owner) and Invalidation of Registration 11/09/12
042-12 Bonded Title Administrative Fee and Identification Requirement 11/27/12
043-12 New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Title (ELT) Program 12/04/12
044-12 Introduction to WebAgent-Subcontractor (WebSub) Version 1.2.2 12/07/12
045-12 Owner Retained and Rebuilt Salvage Title Requirements for Non-Titled Trailers and Semitrailers 12/07/12
046-12 Refund for a First Time Sale Title Application Revocation 12/10/12
001-11 New Certified Lienholders Approved for the Electronic Lien Titles (ELT) Program 01/07/11
002-11 Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Reorganization 01/14/11
003-11 2011 and Future Model Year Manual Corrections 01/18/11
004-11 New Indiana Title Stock 02/03/11
005-11 Collection of the Delinquent Transfer Penalty 02/11/11
006-11 Nissan Infiniti FX Model Year 2007-2008 Odometer Recalibration 02/14/11
007-11 New Procedures for Handling Certain Money Mail 02/15/11
008-11 New Certified Lienholders Approved for the Electronic Lien Titles (ELT) Program. 03/07/11
009-11 Retention of Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Placard and/or License Plates (Form VTR-214) 03/18/11
010-11 Introduction to a New Registration Class "Token Trailer FLT" 03/18/11
011-11 Updated TAC Listing 03/18/11
012-11 Missing Colorado Certificates of Title 03/21/11
013-11 Amended Bonded Title Procedure 03/22/11
014-11 Token Trailer Registration Renewal at Subcontractor Locations 04/05/11
015-11 New Certified Vendor and Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Titles (ELT) Program 04/07/11
016-11 "New" Non-Expiring Token Trailer Fleet License Plates 04/15/11
017-11 Capture of Vehicle Color in the Registration and Title System 04/17/11
018-11 CORRECTED COPY: Capture of Vehicle Color in the Registration and Title System 04/21/11
019-11 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 6.7.0 04/25/11
020-11 "Crossover" Plates - Specialty Plates Moving to the Vendor Plate Program 04/26/11
021-11 Revocation of Fraudulently Obtained Titles 05/17/11
022-11 Registration and Titles System(RTS) Version 6.7.1 06/02/11
023-11 Stolen Ohio Certificate of Title Forms 06/10/11
024-11 Fee Changes Related to HB 2553 Enacted During the 81st Legislature 06/13/11
025-11 New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Titles (ELT) Program 06/13/11
026-11 Name Change from VTR Regional Office to TxDMV Regional Service Center 06/13/11
027-11 HB 2960 – New Permissible Uses of Farm Trucks and Farm Trailers/Semitrailers 06/20/11
028-11 HB 2080, Eligibility Certification for Disabled Parking Privileges. 06/20/11
029-11 Update to Form VTR-275 and Release of Information under the DPPA. 06/20/11
030-11 Enterprise Fleet Management Inc. Employee Signatures. 06/22/11
031-11 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Listing. 06/17/11
032-11 Summary of 82nd Texas Legislature Bills. 06/30/11
033-11 Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) Program. 07/15/11
034-11 Classic Vehicle License Plates. 07/28/11
035-11 SB 1057 Relating to the Transfer of Vehicle Registration at Time of Sale by a Texas Dealer. 08/08/11
036-11 HB 252, Proof of Residency for Texas Homestead Exemption. 08/01/11
037-11 Senate Bill 266, Possessory Lien Notification. 07/29/11
038-11 HB 2575 Electronic Lien Title Program. 08/01/11
039-11 HB 2928, Privileged Parking for Vehicles with Silver Star Specialty License. 08/01/11
040-11 HB 441 Elimination of the $15 Additional Token Trailer Fee. 08/02/11
041-11 Specialty License Plates Added by the 82nd Legislative Session 08/04/11
042-11 SB 1386, Refusal to register motor vehicles by a County Tax Assessor-Collector or the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). 08/09/11
043-11 House Bill 890, Custom Vehicles and Street Rods. 08/10/11
044-11 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 6.8.0. 08/15/11
045-11 Redesigned Kansas Certificate of Title. 08/18/11
046-11 New Certified Lienholders Approved for the Electronic Lien Titles (ELT) 08/31/11
047-11 House Bill 3510, Regulation of the Towing, Booting, and Storage of Vehicles. 08/31/11
048-11 Insurance Company and Salvage Pool Operator Title Applications. 09/06/11
049-11 Recycling Printer Toner Cartridges. 09/06/11
050-11 Forest River, Inc. Fifth Wheel Trailers. 09/06/11
051-11 New Registration Fee Schedule Breakdown. 09/20/11
052-11 New Title and Registration Verification Printouts. 09/20/11
053-11 New TxDMV Records Retention Schedule. 09/20/11
054-11 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Listing. 10/07/11
055-11 Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 6.8.1, Legislative Release. 10/17/11
056-11 New Oklahoma “Rebodied” Vehicle Certificate of Title. 11/08/11
057-11 Vehicle Weight Changes for Combination Registration. 12/05/11
058-11 New Certified Lienholders Approved for Electronic Lien Title (ELT). 12/05/11
059-11 Sales and Use Tax Exemption Changes as a Result of House Bill 268,82nd Legislative Session 12/27/11
060-11 Self-Service Storage Facility Lien Changes as a Result of Senate Bill 690,82nd Legislative Session 12/27/11
009-10 2011 Gregorian and Application Manager (AM) 12/28/10
008-10 Changes to Texas Insurance Liability Coverage Requirements 12/27/10
007-10 Lienholder Data Entry Errors 12/21/10
006-10 Release Notes 6.6 and Token Trailer Stickers 12/10/10
005-10 "Red Flag" Program Change 12/09/10
004-10 Payment Miscalculation in RTS 12/03/10
003-10 Acceptable Documentation for Transfers Involving Daimler Chrysler Financial Services (DCFS) Trust as Purchaser or Seller. 12/03/10
002-10 Redesigned Nevada Certificate of Titleg 12/02/10
001-10 TxDMV Learning Center 12/01/10
011-09 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Information 12/30/09
010-09 Updated Registration Fee Schedules for 2010 11/13/09
009-09 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Listing 09/30/09
008-09 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Listing 06/29/09
007-09 Redesign of the General Issue License Plate 05/20/09
006-09 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Listing 03/2709
005-09 Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Requirements 03/02/09
004-09 Disabled Person Identification Placards 01/28/09
003-09 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 5.9.1 and Internet Vehicle Title and Registration Service (IVRTS) Version 2.4.0 01/16/09
002-09 Revised Tax Assessor-Collectors Listing 01/12/09

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