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003-14 Permit License Plates

Registration and Title Bulletin - 003–14

Date: March 6, 2014

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Permit License Plates

OS/OW Permit Sample

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 inform you of a change in the approval and renewal process for the issuance of Permit License Plates.

DETAILS

HB 2741, enacted during the 83rd Legislative Session, amended Section 623.144(b) of the Transportation Code by adding a provision prohibiting the TxDMV from issuing Permit license plates unless the applicant first obtains an Oversize/Overweight (OS/OW) Permit from the Motor Carrier Division.

Initial and renewal applications for Permit license plates will now require a copy of the OS/OW Permit to be submitted along with the other required documentation. A notation, “APPVTR” (application through VTR), will appear in the OS/OW Permit’s license plate field to indicate the customer has purchased an OS/OW Permit. A sample of the OS/OW Permit is attached for your reference.

REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER ACTION

Before approving an application for a Permit license plate, verify that “APPVTR” is present in the OS/OW Permit’s license plate field, and the Permit has not expired. Do not approve an application for a Permit license plate if “APPVTR” is not displayed or the permit is expired.

COUNTY ACTION

Before issuing a Permit license plate, examine the OS/OW Permit to verify the notation “APPVTR” is in the plate number field and the permit is not expired.

Before renewing a Permit license plate, examine the OS/OW Permit to verify there is a Permit license plate number in the plate number field and the permit is not expired.

CONTACT

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

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