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016-08 Vendor Mailing of Specialty License Plates

Registration and Title Bulletin - #016-08

Date: July 07, 2008

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Vendor Mailing of Specialty License Plates

These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDOT 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 advise you that Goodwill Industries has been selected as the mail contract vendor.

DETAILS

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in Huntsville will provide manufactured specialty plates to the vendor for processing/mailing to the county or specialty plate customer starting in mid-July.

If the specialty plate has already been assigned to a vehicle (i.e., remake or orders placed at the county) in the Registration and Title System (RTS), the plate will be sent directly to the specialty plate customer. This direct mail process should save time for the customer, and both time and postage costs for the county.

Any specialty plates that are "undeliverable" to a customer will be returned to TxDOT for handling.

If the specialty plate is not assigned to a vehicle (i.e., new Internet orders), the vendor will send the specialty plate to the county tax office.

A daily report listing specialty plates shipped by the vendor will not be part of the initial vendor process but will be provided as soon as possible. Information on this feature will be forthcoming.

COUNTY ACTION

When processing any specialty plate order, please verify the

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