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046-07 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 5.5.0

Registration and Title Bulletin - #046-07

Date: December 13, 2007

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 5.5.0


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.


Updates to the RTS application covered in version 5.5.0 Release Notes include several enhancements that will improve customer service, including full or partial implementation of several legislative mandates from the last legislative session. Enhancements include:

  • Updated specialty plate and replacement fees for certain plate types
  • Changes that will allow generation and processing of combined renewal notices
  • Ability to process orders and renewals for Dealer PLPs
  • Ability to process specialty plate renewals in the Subcontractor Renewal Event
  • Ability to transfer existing Passenger or Truck license plates to a new vehicle owned by the same owner and collect a "plate transfer" fee (Plate-To-Owner)
  • Ability to collect the new Delinquent Transfer Penalty increases
  • Changes to the Void Transaction Event resulting in fewer keystrokes
  • RSPS laptop updates
  • Several defect resolutions and activity changes

Additional information and procedures are forthcoming for processing Plate-to-Owner and Delinquent Transfer Penalty transactions.


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

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

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