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040-07 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version

Registration and Title Bulletin - #040-07

Date: September 24, 2007

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version


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.


To provide information regarding the functional and procedural changes to RTS accommodating the integration of specialty plates.


Updates to the RTS application covered in version Release Notes include:

  • Virtual Inventory, a mechanism allowing VTR to maintain an electronic list of plate numbers available for plate assignment and manufacture, eliminating the need for county inventory stock of specialty plates.
  • The addition of a Special Plates Event to enable specialty plate orders and renewals. RTS changes include new RTS screens, new options on existing screens, new and restructured receipts, reports and error messages.
  • Internet renewal of vehicles with specialty plates.
  • A glossary of Helpful Hints concerning registration of specialty plates at the county.
  • Distribution of Account Item Codes showing a breakdown of each RTS item code.

The attached release notes in conjunction with the Specialty License Plate Reference Guide describe the functional and procedural changes included in RTS version


If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Regional Office. You may also call Mike Craig, Deputy Director, at (512) 465-7570.

In some cases the Registration and Title Bulletins (RTB) contain attachments. If you require a copy of the original signed RTB and the attachments, please e-mail us and include the RTB number. Repeat requests are subject to charges in

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