In order to properly complete a Texas title upon sale, follow these steps:
Seller / Registered Owner Title Process
- If there are any liens shown on the front of the title that are not released, you will need to have it signed off by the lienholder, or obtain an original release document from the lienholder.
- On the back of the title you will fill out completely the upper block of information that says ASSIGNMENT OF TITLE in the left margin.
- Print the buyer(s) name and complete address on the first line.
- Fill in the odometer reading in the space provided. Enter your mileage EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR ODOMETER. DO NOT INCLUDE “TENTHS”. If the odometer does not reflect the actual miles on the car, check the box that says “ The odometer reading is not the actual mileage WARNING – ODOMETER DISCREPANCY”.
- Enter Date of Sale.
- Next to the date, the seller(s) signs and prints name(s) on the two lines that are side by side. MAKE SURE TO PRINT YOUR NAME (OR NAMES) EXACTLY as appears on the front of the title below “OWNER”. (DON’T USE SHORT NAMES OR NICKNAMES!). Where there are TWO registered owners listed on the title, you must check to see if there is an“OR” or nothing listed between the registered owners’ names. If there is an “OR”, EITHER registered owner can sign and print their name using the instructions above. Otherwise, the signatures and printed names of BOTH registered owners are required.
- The buyer signs and prints on the next two lines that are side by side.
- Along with the buyer print and fill out Form 130-U (Application for Texas Tile and/or Registration). You and buyer must both sign. It can be printed from the page http://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/buying-or-selling-a-vehicle. Be sure to keep a copy for yourself (Their application, but your record of the sale). If necessary you can go with the buyer to a Texas Division of Motor Vehicle office.
- Submit a Vehicle Transfer Notification to Texas DMV. This can be completed at their online resource at their website
- Keep your license plates.
The Texas title is a legal document:
- Do not erase anything or use “white-out”
- Do not cross out or scratch anything out
- Write neatly with good handwriting
- Only use BLACK or BLUE ink
- Use actual names…no nicknames!
- Don’t Make Mistakes!
- Any errors can void the document!
Need a Replacement or Duplicate Title?
Check out Texas title replacement instructions if your title is lost or damaged.
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- Houston, TX
- Dallas – Forth Worth, TX
- San Antonio, TX
- Austin, TX
- El Paso, TX
- Plano, TX
- Amarillo, TX
- Pasadena, TX
- Frisco, TX
- Brownsville, TX
- Laredo, TX
- Irving, TX
- Garland, TX
- Fremont, TX
- Corpus Christi, TX
- Lubbock, TX
- McKinney, TX
- Carrollton, TX
- Midland, TX
- Grand Prairie, TX
- McAllen, TX
- Denton, TX
- Waco, TX
Where the Seller Signs the Title
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