County Webinar Notice-County Closure

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

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Registration and Title System (RTS) Release 9.6.1 made functionality available to facilitate willing counties being able to process title and registration transactions on behalf of closed counties and the statutorily required funds transfer.  RTS Release 9.6.1 release notes provided instructions on selecting the “Out of County” checkbox, and Registration and Title Bulletin #009-20 was distributed, outlining the policy and procedure for processing title transactions when the purchaser’s county of residence is closed.

The department has been made aware that counties are incorrectly selecting the “Out of County” checkbox causing funds to be allocated incorrectly.  As a result, a webinar will be held for county tax assessor-collectors to provide additional guidance on how to properly process transactions in the event of a county closure.  It is imperative that county tax assessor-collectors and their staff understand the proper use of the new functionality to ensure the proper collection and distribution of county funds.  The department is unable to correct transactions improperly processed using the “Out of County” checkbox. 

The webinar schedule is listed below, and space is limited. Please reserve your virtual “seat” as soon as possible by registering through one of the links.


Friday, April 24, 2020, at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

Tax assessor-collectors and deputies, continuing education credit may be considered for your participation in certain Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) hosted webinars. To log your participation, please use the Continuing Education Credit Hours tracking tool on the Tax Assessor-Collectors hub by clicking the Continuing Education Credit icon.

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.