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017-13 Issuance of Front and Rear Apportioned Plates

Registration and Title Bulletin - #017-13

Date: June 27, 2013

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Issuance of Front and Rear Apportioned Plates

PURPOSE

To advise all counties and law enforcement that certain classifications of Apportioned vehicles will now be issued two license plates.

DETAILS

Beginning Monday, July 1, 2013, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will start issuing a front and a rear Apportioned license plate to certain vehicle classifications. Apportioned Truck (TK) and Apportioned Bus (BS) vehicle classifications in TxIRP will be issued two Apportioned plates.

This change is to assist law enforcement to easily identify vehicle information by the license plate number from the rear of the vehicle since previously a single Apportioned plate was displayed only on the front.

The types of vehicles the new double Apportioned license plates will be issued to may include buses and pickups (e.g., vehicles that “traditionally do not pull trailers”). Both the new double Apportioned plate and the existing single Apportioned plates will be seven characters. The double Apportioned plate pattern will begin with the letter “K” and the existing single Apportioned plate pattern will begin with the letter “R”.

For tax assessor-collectors, beginning July 1, 2013, in RTS, you will notice ‘APPORTIONED TRK DOUBLE PLT’ as a new Plate Type on the Class/Plate/Sticker Type Choice (REG008) screen when processing a title transaction on a vehicle to be registered as Apportioned.

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

COUNTY ACTION

Distribute to staff as appropriate.

LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION

Distribute to all law enforcement personnel as appropriate.

CONTACT

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

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