Initial Notification: RTS Release 9.0 (01/02/2018)

Good afternoon,

Over the weekend of January 2, 2018, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will update the Registration and Title System (RTS) and Internet Vehicle Title and Registration Service (IVTRS) with Release 9.0 that contains the content summarized below.    

Legislative Changes

  • Voluntary Contributions Authorized
    • Customers can choose to donate to the Ending Homelessness Program or to the Evidence Testing Grant Program (HB 4102) at time of registration or renewal.
  • Package Delivery License Plates
    • Package Delivery License Plates will be available for vehicles operated by a package delivery service company (i.e. UPS and FedEx) for picking up and delivering mail, parcels, and packages. Vehicles eligible for Package Delivery License Plates are limited to:
      • Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV)
      • All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
      • Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROV)
      • Utility Vehicles (UTV)
      • Golf Carts (GC)
  • This plate displays the words “Package Delivery” and requires a $25 annual plate fee and other applicable fees. A United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) number is required for the initial issuance of the license plate. The US DOT number is alpha numeric and has 8-10 characters.
  • Vehicles with Package Delivery License Plates will receive an annual registration renewal notice and can renew at the county, online through the Internet Vehicle Title and Registration Service, and by mail. Vehicles with Package Delivery License Plates are exempt vehicle inspection.

Non-Legislative Changes

  • Following are improvements to RTS 9.0.0 requested by users:
  • Search by Owner If a record is not found in the Active records RTS, users can now search on owner information from Inactive and Archived records.
  • Antique License Plate Expiration Dates Staggered
  • Search by Owner If a record is not found in the Active records RTS, users can now search on owner information from Inactive and Archived records.
  • Antique License Plate Expiration Dates Staggered
    • Antique license plates with pre-printed expiration dates of March will no longer be issued. With this release, Antique plates will be manufactured on demand, and registration will be staggered for 60 months from the date of issuance. A speciality plate insignia will be issued displaying the same plate number that has been assigned in RTS, and the receipt will include the plate sticker.
  • Antique Plates
  • Before a new staggered Antique License Plate can be issued, a special plate record must be created.
  • Antique Truck
    • With this release the Antique Truck registration class has been added. For existing trucks registered as Antique, the registration class for the vehicle record must be updated to reflect the Antique Truck.
  • Annual Plate Change Reminder
    • With the 8.10 release that was deployed August 27, 2017, changes were made to the following annual plates by removing the Month/Year block from the license plate. As a reminder, a windshield or plate sticker will be included on the receipt.
      • ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE
      • ANTIQUE BUS
      • ANTIQUE
      • FERTILIZER
      • GO TEXAN 2 COMBINATION
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR AIR FORCE MC
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR AIR FORCE MC (FEE)
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR AIR FORCE
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR AIR FORCE (FEE)
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR ARMY MC
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR ARMY MC (FEE)
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR ARMY
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR ARMY (FEE)
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR NAVY MC
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR NAVY MC (FEE)
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR NAVY
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR NAVY (FEE)
      • CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR
      • HONORARY CONSUL
      • FOREIGN ORGANIZATION
      • DISASTER RELIEF
      • COTTON
  • IVTRS Registration Renewals
    • The following registration class is now allowed registration renewal via IVTRS:
    • Combination (GVW 54,999 lbs. or less)
  • New Specialty License Plates

Eastern Star: A new Eastern Star specialty plate is available. It can be ordered for passenger vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, and trailers.

 

 EasternStar

Ducks Unlimited: A new Ducks Unlimited (Three Dogs) specialty plate is available. It can be ordered for passenger vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds and trailers..

 Ducks

Blue Knights: A new Blue Knights specialty plate is available. Members of the Blue Knights motorcycle club must certify that they are members by certifying on Form VTR-415. This plate will not be available to order online. It can be ordered for passenger vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds.

 BlueKnights

Colorado School of Mines: A new Colorado School of Mines specialty plate is available via My Plates. It can be ordered for passenger vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds and trailers.

 Colorado

Carbon Fiber: A new Carbon Fiber specialty plate is available via My Plates. It can be ordered for passenger vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds and trailers.

 CarbonFiber

  

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. The Service Desk is available from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT, Monday through Friday. You may also send email to: ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

Best regards,

TxDMV Service Desk
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
I
T Services Division
3800 Jackson Ave Austin, TX 78731
(512) 465-4010 (877) 933-2020 
ServiceDesk@TxDMV.gov

 

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Initial Notification: RTS Release 9.0 (01/02/2018)

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