eTAG system issue (7/22/2016 3:10 p.m.)


Good afternoon,


An issue has been identified with the eTAG 2.0 system.  The issue allowed multiple temporary tags to be issued with the same tag number.  This issue started on Monday July 18, 2016.  The system was repaired the morning of Friday July 22, 2016 and is no longer issuing  duplicate temporary tags. TxDMV is working to resolve the previously issued duplicate temporary tags.  If your dealership issued tags that are impacted by this defect you will be contacted by TXDMV with additional instructions.


Law enforcement officers have been informed and may be contacting the dealership listed on the temporary tag to determine if it is valid. Please contact the TxDMV IT Service Desk if you have a question regarding a temporary tag. Additional information will be sent as it becomes available. 


The state wide ticket number for this issue is: 86662


If you would like to speak to a Service Desk representative, please call us at 512-465-4010 or toll free at 1-877-933-2020, option one (1). The Service Desk is available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Central Time), Monday through Friday.  After hours support is also available Monday through Friday 5:30 p.m. till 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. till 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. till 9 p.m. You may also send email to:


We apologize for the impact on you and your customers,


TxDMV Service Desk

Department of Motor Vehicles

IT Services Division

3800 Jackson Ave

Austin, TX 78731

(512) 465-4010

(877) 933-2020

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