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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.

2020

RTB # Subject Published
001-20 Issuance of Titles to Government Agencies for Certain Travel Trailers 01/09/20
002-20 Independent Motor Vehicle Dealers Operating as a Salvage Vehicle Dealer 01/09/20
003-20 Eligibility for Placement of a Communication Impediment Indicator 02/20/20
004-20 Operation of Off-Highway Vehicles and Golf Carts and the Issuance of License Plates 02/28/20
005-20 Titling Procedures and Waiving of Fees for Out of Business Dealer Applications 02/28/20
006-20 Title Transactions for Certain Off-Highway Vehicles Purchased Out of State 02/28/20
007-20 Additional Availability of the Bonded Title Process and Determination of Eligibility 03/26/20
008-20 Use of Court Orders in the Title Application Process 04/09/20
009-20 Application for Title During County Closure 04/16/20
010-20 Titling Procedures for Assembled Vehicles 06/11/20
011-20 Revised Title Revocation Rule for a First Sale 06/25/20
012-20 Title Revocation Affidavit for Incorrect Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO) Surrendered 09/17/20

2019

RTB # Subject Published
001-19 Elimination of Requirement for Proof of Paid Claim 02/28/19
002-19 Odometer Disclosure for Transfer of Electronic Titles by a Dealer 08/15/19
003-19 Notification of a Communication Impediment 08/15/19
004-19 Titling Requirements for Utility Vehicles (UTVs) and Sand Rails 08/16/19
005-19 Registration of Off-Highway Former Military Vehicles 08/22/19
006-19 Disabled Person License Plate & Disabled Parking Placard Application 08/22/19
007-19 Use of Customer Supplied License Plates on Eligible Vehicles 08/22/19
008-19 Transfer of Salvage or Nonrepairable Vehicles by Licensed Salvage Vehicle Dealers 11/7/19
009-19 Extended Registration Period for Eligible Trailers 12/5/19
010-19 Barcode Page and Application Assembly Procedures for Imaging 12/5/19
011-19 Dealer License Number and Buyer Tag Validation 12/12/19

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

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