If the title is in your name, or you are the recorded lien holder for the vehicle, you can apply for a certified copy through the TxDMV.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles encourages a Title Check. For a small fee, approved Title Check vendors will provide a vehicle history including issues impacting the vehicles value. For more information visit the TxDMV website.
If you do not have acceptable evidence of ownership for a vehicle you own or recently purchased, you may have the option of applying for a bonded title.
Buyer: legal name on photo ID must match the name on all paper work
Title Transfer Fees
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House Bill 2654 established new criteria for determining when a transaction qualifies as a gift for motor vehicle tax purposes. Effective Sept. 1, 2009, the only transactions that qualify to be taxed as gifts ($10) are those wherein the vehicles are received from a: spouse, parent or stepparent, in laws, grandparent or grandchild, child or stepchild, sibling, guardian, decedent's estate or if it is donated to, or given by, a nonprofit service organization qualifying under the Internal Revenue Code, Sec. 501(c)(3).
All other motor vehicle transfers made without payment of consideration are now defined as sales and will be subject to tax calculated on the normal standard presumptive value (SPV) of the vehicle as determined through the Registration and Title System (RTS).
Recipient: legal name on photo ID must match the name on all paper work
Gift Transfer Fees
If you do not have acceptable evidence of ownership for a vehicle you own or recently purchased, you may have the option of applying for a bonded title. For additional information please see TXDMV Bonded Title Information.
Click here for a list of bonded title agents provided by Texas Department of Insurance. The companies listed are not affiliated with nor promoted by Williamson County Tax Office.
Senate Bill 543 effective September 1, 2009, requires the mechanic filing the lien to submit the following to the county tax assessor collector's office in the county in which repairs were made:
The Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure form (VTR-265-M) can be found on Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Forms page.
Sales Tax Penalty
Delinquent Transfer Penalty
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