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007-09 Redesign of the General Issue License Plate

Registration and Title Bulletin - #007-09

Date: May 20, 2009

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Redesign of the General Issue License Plate

These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDMV 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 advise you that the new seven-character general issue license plate will be delivered to your office soon.


We are excited to announce that a new general issue license plate design chosen in a statewide vote will be available soon. The Lone Star Texas design features a wide-open sky over a rugged Texas landscape. This design received the most votes during an online e-vote campaign last year in which Texans chose from among five different plate proposals.

Passenger Version


Truck Version



Your county is scheduled to receive a shipment of the new general issue license plates before

your current stock is exhausted. When the shipment arrives, we request that you begin distribution of the new plate after you deplete your current stock of general issue plates.

Vehicle owners who choose to transfer their current plates to a different vehicle may retain the six-character pattern if the plates meet reflectivity standards (plate age must be six years or less).

More questions are answered in a Frequently Asked Questions document that may be found on the TxDMV Web site by entering general issue plate in the search field, or may be accessed online.


Information reflected in this listing can only be changed by notifying your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division regional office. Thank you.

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