Veterinary X-Ray Machine Registration

Program Update

All applications with fees are to be sent to this address:

Department of State Health Services 
Cash Receipts Branch – MC 2003
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

To minimize delays in processing renewal and amendment applications, submit documents to

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Obtaining a Certificate of Registration

For a veterinary certificate of registration, submit the following forms with the appropriate fee:

Veterinary X-Ray Machine Applications and Forms
Document Number Title
RC 226-02  Radiation Machine Application - New and Renewal
RC 226-01  Business Information Form - Registration
RC 42-R  Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Form
RC 204  Radiation Machine Source Unit Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule for New Certificates of Registration

The table below outlines fees pertaining to the issuance of a single certificate of registration for veterinary use.

For a complete listing of all types of radiation machines and their associated fees, please see 25 TAC, §289.204.

An updated certificate of registration will not be issued based on payment of biennial fees.

Schedule of Application Fees for Veterinary X-Ray Registration
Category Type of Use Fee
Veterinary Radiographic, Computerized Tomography (CT), Fluoroscopy & Accelerators $290
Reciprocity Out of State Reciprocal Recognition $290

Each initial application for a certificate of registration shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fee.

Fee payments by check or money order shall be made payable to Texas Department of State Health Services.

Additional Use Locations

If the certificate of registration has additional authorized use sites, the registrant shall pay an additional 30% for each additional use location.


Biennial Fees for X-Ray Registration

Biennial fees must be paid every two years in order to continue operating X-ray and laser devices. The fee covers all direct and indirect costs associated with licensing a company or individual.

For detailed information on biennial fees and payment methods accepted, see Biennial Fees for X-Ray Registration.

Amending a Certificate of Registration

To amend a veterinary registration, submit RC 226-03. Describe the change, reference the registration number, and include any additional information needed to process the request.

Name and/or Ownership Change - See Regulatory Guide 8.2: Guidelines for Issuing Certificates of Registration Due to a Change in Name and/or Ownership.

Radiation Safety Officer Change - Complete form RC 42-R.

Terminating a Certificate of Registration

To terminate a registration, complete and submit RC 17-R Termination Form.

Disposing of an X-Ray Unit

For information on disposing of X-ray equipment in Texas, visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website.


Operating and Safety Procedures

Title 25 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §289.233 and §289.229 requires each registrant to have and implement written operating and safety procedures. The following Regulatory Guides can be used to help assist registrants in developing procedures unique to individual facilities. Title 25 of Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §289.233 and §289.229 requires each registration to have and implement written operating and safety procedures.  The following Regulatory Guides can be used to help assist registrants in developing procedures unique to individual facilities.

Operating and Safety Procedures
Document Number Regulatory Guide Title
4.5 Operating and Safety Procedures for Veterinary Medicine Facilities 
4.6 Operating and Safety Procedures for Accelerators, Therapeutic Radiation Machines, and Simulators 

Veterinary Accelerator

For registrants with an accelerator, Form RC 229-01 Additional Information for Accelerator Registration will help you in providing the necessary shielding and room design information.

Mobile Veterinary Services

Authorization must be obtained prior to providing mobile veterinary services.

Use form RC 226-8

Contact Information

Texas Department of State Health Services
Radiation Section, Registration Unit
Mail Code 2003
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347  

Telephone: (737) 218-7110 
Fax: (512) 206-3787 

Additional Information

For a list of frequent questions, please see the Medical X-Ray Registration FAQs page.

If you have further questions regarding registration procedures or fees, please contact us at (737) 218-7110.