Selecting Invalid Reason in RTS for Late Renewals due to the Temporary Waiver of Registration Requirements

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On March 16, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott granted a waiver to renew registration due to the state of disaster caused by COVID-19.  The waiver to renew registration without penalty is still in effect.  However, some counties are now open and accepting in-person transactions, and the department is providing guidance for processing expired registration renewals in the Registration and Title System (RTS).

On April 14, 2020, TxDMV provided guidance to select “Valid Reason” when renewing an expired registration while the temporary waiver is in effect.  Upon further review, we need to provide updated guidance on the selection of a valid or invalid reason for late renewal due to the state of disaster caused by COVID-19.  If the vehicle has been operated and the customer did not renew the registration due to the temporary waiver or county closure, “Invalid Reason” should be selected on the Registration Additional Info REG039 screen in RTS. If the vehicle has not been operated, then “Valid Reason” should be selected on the Registration Additional Info REG039 screen in RTS.  Also, do not select “Citation/Charge Penalty” on the REG039 screen if the vehicle owner received a citation dated March 16, 2020, or later for expired registration.

The waiver remains in effect until 60 days after notice is provided that normal registration services have resumed.  The department will provide updated guidance for the processing of expired registration when normal operations resume.

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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

 

Source: Tax Assessor-Collectors
Selecting Invalid Reason in RTS for Late Renewals due to the Temporary Waiver of Registration Requirements

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