How To Join

TARA offers two membership categories:

Regular Members (Texas RTO dealers)
$150 per store per year (maximum $1,500/year)

Associate Members (Manufacturers and Suppliers)
$250 per year

To join, simply complete the appropriate membership application form in the right column of this page and forward it to TARA along with your dues remittance. Your application will be processed upon receipt, and you will begin immediately receiving the membership benefits outlined below.

Dealer Membership

Membership benefits for RTO dealer members include:

  • Representation before the Texas Legislature and state agencies affecting the Texas RTO industry, and notification and analysis of proposed legislation and regulations affecting the industry..

  • Access to member only information concerning proposed and passed legislation and regulatory proposals affecting Texas RTO businesses.

  • Ability to participate in the formulation of public policy affecting the Texas RTO industry.

  • Free subscription to the TARA UPDATE, the association's electronic newsletter that instantly informs members of important industry and association news. Members can register any employee to receive this important information service free of charge.

  • A listing of your Texas store locations on this web site for public viewing.

  • Networking opportunities with other Texas RTO owners, manufacturers, and suppliers.

In addition to these benefits, your membership dues help pay for such things as lobbying expenses incurred by the association when representing the RTO industry before the Texas Legislature and state agencies, and tracking and monitoring these political venues. Also, your dues help defray the cost of research and analysis used in these areas to protect the Texas RTO industry from harmful legislation and regulatory proposals.

Associate Membership

The TARA Associate Membership Program offers manufacturers and suppliers an opportunity to support RTO dealers in their effort to improve the Texas RTO industry through the legislative and regulatory process. All of the dues dollars received from Associate Members are used to pay for expenses incurred by the association in implementing its government affairs program. Dues for Associate Members are only $250 per year and include the following benefits designed to maximize exposure of the products and services Associate Members provide to Texas RTO dealers:

  • Recognition as a TARA Associate Member and supporter of the Texas RTO industry in the Membership section of this web site, where your company logo will be displayed with a link to your web site.

  • Free subscriptions to the TARA UPDATE, the association's electronic newsletter that instantly informs members of important industry and association news. Associate Members can register any employee to receive this important information service free of charge.

  • The ability to issue product and service announcements and other company information, free of charge, in the TARA UPDATE, giving Associate Members a direct line of communication with Texas RTO dealers.

  • Discounted registration fees to all TARA membership meetings and events.

Join today and become a part of the Texas rent-to-own industry!