Registration and Title Bulletins (RTBs)

Registration and Title Bulletins contain correspondence sent by TxDMV to county tax offices, who are the statutory agents for vehicle registration and titling in the State of Texas.

RTB # Subject Video Published
001-21 Processing Corrected Titles Without the Surrender of Ownership Evidence 06/10/21
002-21 Transfer of Certain Property from a Self-Service Storage Facility (SSF) to a Licensed
Vehicle Storage Facility (VSF) for Disposition
003-21 Change to Timeframe for Filing a Mechanic Lien Foreclosure Notice with the County Tax
Assessor-Collector for Certain Vehicles
RTB # Subject Video Published
001-20 Issuance of Titles to Government Agencies for Certain Travel Trailers   01/09/20
002-20 Independent Motor Vehicle Dealers Operating as a Salvage Vehicle Dealer 01/09/20
003-20 Eligibility for Placement of a Communication Impediment Indicator   02/20/20
004-20 Operation of Off-Highway Vehicles and Golf Carts and the Issuance of License Plates 02/28/20
005-20 Titling Procedures and Waiving of Fees for Out of Business Dealer Applications 02/28/20
006-20 Title Transactions for Certain Off-Highway Vehicles Purchased Out of State 02/28/20
007-20 Additional Availability of the Bonded Title Process and Determination of Eligibility   03/26/20
008-20 Use of Court Orders in the Title Application Process   04/09/20
009-20 Application for Title During County Closure 04/16/20
010-20 Titling Procedures for Assembled Vehicles 06/11/20
011-20 Revised Title Revocation Rule for a First Sale   06/25/20
012-20 Title Revocation Affidavit for Incorrect Manufacturer's Certificate
of Origin (MCO) Surrendered
013-20 Federal Odometer Disclosure Exemption Change and Additional Use of the Power of Attorney
for Transfer of Ownership to a Motor Vehicle (Form VTR-271-A)
014-20 Title and Registration Determination for Mopeds 12/31/20
RTB # Subject Video Published
001-19 Elimination of Requirement for Proof of Paid Claim   02/28/19
002-19 Odometer Disclosure for Transfer of Electronic Titles by a Dealer 08/15/19
003-19 Notification of a Communication Impediment 08/15/19
004-19 Titling Requirements for Utility Vehicles (UTVs) and Sand Rails 08/16/19
005-19 Registration of Off-Highway Former Military Vehicles 08/22/19
006-19 Disabled Person License Plate & Disabled Parking Placard Application 08/22/19
007-19 Use of Customer Supplied License Plates on Eligible Vehicles 08/22/19
008-19 Transfer of Salvage or Nonrepairable Vehicles by Licensed Salvage Vehicle Dealers   11/7/19
009-19 Extended Registration Period for Eligible Trailers 12/5/19
010-19 Barcode Page and Application Assembly Procedures for Imaging 12/5/19
011-19 Dealer License Number and Buyer Tag Validation 12/12/19
RTB # Subject Video Published
001-18 Beneficiary Designation on Title   05/17/18
002-18 Improper Issuance of Temporary Tags for Courtesy Delivery Vehicles   06/21/18
003-18 Titles Surrendered by Salvage Entities in Error   07/13/18
004-18 New Registration and Title System (RTS) Workstation Lease Pricing   08/31/18
005-18 Titling in the Name of a Manufacturer   11/08/18
006-18 Delinquent Transfer Penalty Fees for Unrecovered Stolen Vehicles 12/13/18
007-18 Changes to Certified Copies of Texas Titles 12/13/18
008-18 Electronic Signature Requirements   12/13/18
009-18 Acceptance of Electronic Signatures by County Tax Assessor-Collectors 12/13/18
RTB # Subject Video Published
001-17 Washington Title Issue Date   03/16/17
002-17 Entity Title and/or Registration Verifications for Licensed VSF Lien Foreclosures 07/06/17
003-17 Licensed Vehicle Storage Facility Lien Notifications 07/06/17
004-17 Waiver of Fees for Replacement Registration Sticker and/or License Plate(s)   07/27/17
005-17 Former Military Vehicles 07/27/17
006-17 Reassignment of Title by Insurance Companies 08/07/17
007-17 Changes to Travel Trailer Dimensions 08/10/17
008-17 Trailer and Semitrailer Title Policy 08/10/17
009-17 Procedures for Statutory Lienholders Pertaining to House Bill 3131   08/10/17
010-17 Required Law Enforcement Inspection for Certain Bonded Title Applications 08/17/17
011-17 Elimination of Registration Period Designation by the Vehicle Owner 08/17/17
012-17 Change to Inspection Requirements and a New Fee for Certain Trailers,
Semitrailers, and Pole Trailers
013-17 Seizure of Disabled Person Parking Placards 08/29/17
014-17 Temporary Application Process for Vehicles Impacted by Hurricane Harvey   09/07/17
015-17 Waiver of Delinquent Transfer Penalty as a Result of Hurricane Harvey 09/07/17
016-17 Rebuilt Salvage Applications for Hail Damaged and Recovered Stolen Vehicles 09/07/17
017-17 Waiver of Duplicate Registration/Inquiry Receipt Fee as a Result of Hurricane Harvey   09/15/17
018-17 Package Delivery Plates Pertaining to House Bill 561   12/29/17
RTB # Subject Video Published
001-16 New Application for Texas Title and/or Registration (Form 130-U) 08/04/16
002-16 New Vehicle Identification Number Certification (Form VTR-270) and VIN Verification
003-16 Elimination of Statement of Physical Inspection (Form VTR-270) Requirement with
Bonded Title Applications
004-16 New Trailer Verification Statement of Fact (VTR-141) 08/04/16
005-16 Changes to Insurance and Salvage Industry Specific Forms and Processes   09/15/16
006-16 Changes to the Form Used by Insurance Companies to Transfer Ownership   09/15/16
007-16 Process Change for Vehicle Ownership Evidence Surrendered on Form VTR-340   09/28/16
008-16 Process Change for Nuisance Abatement Vehicles   09/29/16
009-16 Red Flag Procedures   09/29/16
010-16 Determining Empty Weight of Certain Motor Vehicles   10/27/16
011-16 Elimination of Recreational Off-Highway or All-Terrain Vehicle Used for Farming or
Lawn Care (Form VTR-329) and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle
Statement of Ownership (Form VTR-330)
012-16 Third Party Verifications for Motor Vehicles with Texas Records   12/8/16
013-16 Salvage Vehicles Rebuilt by Salvage Vehicle Dealers 12/22/16