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024-11 Fee Changes Related to HB 2553 Enacted During the 81st Legislature

Registration and Title Bulletin - #024-11

Date: June 13, 2011


All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Fee Changes Related to HB 2553 Enacted During the 81st Legislature.


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 inform you of changes related to HB 2553 enacted during the 81st Legislature.


HB 2553 included several key components to simplify and standardize many registration and license plate fees. These changes go into effect September 1, 2011. A major part of HB 2553 simplifies and reduces the number of heavy vehicle fees from over 1,600 to seven based on broader weight groupings.

We previously informed you of these changes via:

  • Listserv, July 3, 2009 - Summary of 81st Texas Legislature Bills Impacting the VTR Division,
  • RTB 019-11, April 25, 2011 – Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 6.7.0, and
  • The TxDMV Web site under Resources for Tax Assessor-Collectors, RTS Version 6.7.0 Release Notes.


You will begin seeing the new fees on the August registration renewals, which have a registration effective date of September 1, 2011. For your convenience, attached is an appendix from RTS Version 6.7.0 Release Notes with the changes to applicable fees, plus a guide regarding the collection of old/new fees with the valid or invalid reasons. Additional information can also be found on the TxDMV Web site under Resources for Tax Assessor-Collectors at


Contact your VTR Regional Office if you need assistance or have any questions.

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