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051-07 Processing Disaster Relief and Soil Conservation Specialty License Plates

Registration and Title Bulletin - #051-07

Date: December 27, 2007

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Processing Disaster Relief and Soil Conservation Specialty License Plates





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 you information on processing Disaster Relief and Soil Conservation specialty license plates with March 2009 expiration.


Your office may have recently received Disaster Relief and Soil Conservation license plates inventory with March 2009 expiration as part of your Annual Plate Allotment Program. The Registration and Title System (RTS) Release 5.5.0 (December 2007) includes the functionality to process these plates.


When a customer presents their three-part vehicle registration renewal notice, your office may process the renewal in RTS (similar to renewing a Combination license plate). Disaster Relief plate customers should be assigned a new plate and charged a fee of $5.30. Soil Conservation plates are limited to one truck or one truck-tractor, and one trailer or semi-trailer, and the fee is 50 percent of the fee prescribed by the registration classification.

The attached guidelines can be used as a quick reference for processing these qualifying license plates. We have also attached copies of the revised applications for each specialty license plate, which are available on our web site at


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.

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