[Vtr-tac] Two Weight Issues Affecting Registration and Titles

Electronic Distribution of VTR Information to Texas Counties vtr-tac at extlists.dmv.state.tx.us
Tue Nov 9 14:14:29 CST 2010

Please review and distribute as appropriate.
As part of the Registration and Title System (RTS) data cleanup effort,
two issues have been identified regarding missing or erroneous weight
information.  These are two separate issues and the actions required are
specific to each situation.
VTR has identified 2,264 farm trailers in the RTS database that exceed
the 34,000 pounds maximum allowed by law.  A legal restraint will be
placed on these records. The remark “LEGAL RESTRAINT- CONTACT TXDMV
FRMTRL” will appear when viewing these records.  
Vehicle owners with farm trailers with a gross weight exceeding 34,000
pounds have the following options:
- Exchange the farm license plates for trailer plates and keep the
current weight,
- Change the vehicle carrying capacity weight to ensure that the gross
weight is 34,000 pounds or less to continue renewing the trailer as a
farm trailer. 
A change in RTS released in Version 6.4.0 requires a weight entry in
the Carrying Capacity field for certain vehicle classifications.  VTR
has identified an initial 111 records that do not reflect the correct
vehicle tonnage.  The titles for these vehicles may have been issued
showing no tonnage or tonnage different than the vehicle record.    
A legal restraint will be placed on these records until a corrected
title is issued or it has been confirmed that the original title
reflects the correct tonnage.  The remark “LEGAL RESTRAINT- CONTACT
TXDMV NOTONS” will appear when viewing these records.   
Notification letters will be sent in November to the vehicle owners and
lien holders informing them of the error and asking for their
cooperation in verifying the title(s).  If needed, corrected titles will
be issued at no charge. 
A sample copy of the letter is attached.
Customers should be allowed to renew their registration even if the
legal restraint notation has not been removed from the record.  When a
customer transfers ownership, please contact your local VTR Regional
Office for assistance in determining the correct tonnage.  Your office
should correct the tonnage when processing the transfer of ownership or
in the unlikely event a customer or lien holder contacts your office for
a corrected title.
If you have any other questions or need any additional information
please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Regional Office.

Randy Elliston, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division

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