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039-12 Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 7.0.0

Registration and Title Bulletin - #039-12

Date: October 29, 2012


All County Tax Assessor-Collectors


Introduction to Registration and Title System (RTS) Version 7.0.0


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 upcoming changes to RTS


The statewide release will be staggered, and scheduled to deploy from the evening of Sunday October 28, 2012, through the end of February 2013. The release will be available for certain previously notified pilot counties on Monday, October 29, 2012. The following are a few of the new changes included in this release:

  • RTS will run on Windows 7 and now functions as an application (a movable window), initially located in the center of the user's desktop. This provides easier access to shortcuts for other applications located on the desktop.
  • The size of the RTS screen will be reduced in order to increase resolution, which improves clarity and readability of the text.
  • RTS now reduces the number of tabbing keystrokes required to reach a desired button on a screen, including screens that have a scroll bar.
  • When selecting the Plate Type on the Class/Plate/Sticker Choice Screen, RTS will now allow a user to type in a plate name for faster retrieval rather than scrolling through the entire list or repeatedly pressing the first letter of the plate name.


See the attached RTS Version 7.0.0 Release Notes for more detailed information and processing instructions for the elements of this release. Since this is a staggered release, your TxDMV Regional Service Center Manager will work with your county when you are scheduled for deployment. Information can also be found on the TxDMV Web site under Resources for Tax Assessor-Collectors at


Follow the RTS Version 7.0.0 deployment schedule that will be provided to you, in order to prepare your counties prior to their deployment.


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

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