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006-10 Release Notes 6.6 and Token Trailer Stickers

Registration and Title Bulletin - #006-10

Date: December 10, 2010

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Release Notes 6.6 and Token Trailer Stickers

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.

PURPOSE

To notify the counties of modifications and exceptions related to token trailer registration with the release of RTS 6.6 the week of December 13, 2010.

DETAILS

RTS Version 6.6, which is scheduled to go live December 13th, includes a change in the process for issuing token trailer registrations. Token trailers will no longer be required to display a valid sticker on the plate. With this release, token trailer renewals processed through Point-of-Sale will no longer print a registration sticker. The RTS receipt will be proof of valid registration and must be carried in the pulling unit or in the trailer, if applicable. This is described in the RTS Version 6.6 Release Notes, in the Token Trailer Renewals section on pages 22-23. This change was implemented at the request of our industry partners, so that motor carriers will not have to track down their trailers every year at renewal time to put on a new sticker.

The RSPS application has not yet been modified. Plate stickers will continue to print on subcontractor RSPS machines. Counties may instruct subcontractors to dispose of the sticker by removing and placing it on the back of the countys receipt or some other acceptable method. We expect token trailer renewals at subcontractors to be low volume.

With the implementation of the Web-enabled Subcontractor Application, the printing of plate stickers for token trailers will be suppressed. Roll out of the Web-enabled Subcontractor Application will be handled in a phased approach between May and August of 2011.

Law enforcement will be notified of these changes and that they will see Token Trailers with expired stickers on them; however, they should verify the registration status by checking the RTS receipt.

COUNTY ACTION

Since plate stickers will no longer be issued, it is very important to inform the customer that the registration receipt must be kept in the pulling unit or trailer and be available at all times as proof of valid registration. Customers may remove expired stickers if so desired.

It is recommended that counties instruct subcontractors to dispose of the sticker printed through RSPS.

Continue to use current stocks of token trailer plates. When depleted, token trailer plates will utilize a seven (7) character pattern and no longer include the month and year sticker placement box.

If you have any questions regarding this process and the new screen views you will see in RTS, please refer to the RTS Release Notes 6.6, at http://www.txdmv.gov/tac/index.htm.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact your local regional office.

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