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020-06 Title Revocation Projects for RPO's and State Farm Insurance

Registration and Title Bulletin - #020-06

Date: March 10, 2006

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Title Revocation Projects for RPO's and State Farm Insurance

These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDOT 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.

PURPOSE

To provide you with information regarding two title revocation projects that will revoke titles and place legal restraints on the records.

DETAILS

As mentioned in RTB # 008-06, approximately 2,200 original titles were issued that should have been issued as "Registration Purposes Only" (RPO) transactions. We are revoking these titles and placing a legal restraint on the record. The record will show "Title Revoked" and "Legal Restraint-Contact TxDOT (#RPO)." Registration may be renewed on these vehicles. Applications for transfer of ownership should not be accepted with these titles but may be accepted with the out-of-state title. Beginning this month, a letter will be sent out to the owners and/or lienholders requesting the return of the original title so that a corrected registration receipt confirming the vehicle's "Registration Purposes Only" status can be issued.

Another large title revocation project involves approximately 3,000 titles resulting from the notification by State Farm that the titles were issued without the "Rebuilt Salvage-Damaged" remark. We are revoking these titles and placing a legal restraint on the record. The record will show "Title Revoked," "Legal Restraint-Contact TxDOT (#Salvage)" and the remark "Rebuilt Salvage-Damaged." Registration may be renewed on these vehicles. When accepting applications for transfer of ownership, the "Rebuilt Salvage-Damaged" remark should be carried forward. The owners will not be required to submit a Rebuilt Affidavit (Form VTR-61) or pay the $65.00 rebuilt fee. Beginning this month, letters will be sent to the owners and/or lienholders requesting the return of the titles for branding.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Regional Office.

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