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038-12 Initial Application and Renewal of Dealer Personalized License Plates

Registration and Title Bulletin - #038-12

Date: October 23, 2012

To:

All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject:

Initial Application and Renewal of Dealer Personalized License Plates

PURPOSE

To remind you to verify the status of motor vehicle dealer licenses before renewing or accepting applications for a Dealer Personalized License Plate.

DETAILS

In July 2012 the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced a design change of the general issue license plate. The new "The Texas Classic" license plate has a retro style and provides the following benefits over the current general issue plate:

All Texas motor vehicle dealers must have a valid license, known as a general distinguishing number (GDN), from the TxDMV Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) in order to buy, sell, or exchange motor vehicles. Over time, a dealer’s license may expire or be revoked, so the GDN must be verified prior to renewal of a Dealer Personalized License Plate.

AThe MVD Dealer List is posted on the TxDMV website and in RTS under the HELP menu. The list contains the names of all currently licensed dealers in Texas.

COUNTY ACTION

Please verify that the dealer’s GDN is current prior to initial application or renewal of a Dealer Personalized License Plate.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

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