How to Transfer a Car Title in Texas

To introduce a car title in the state of Texas, it’s a good idea to read these instructions, locate all the appropriate lines on the title, and read any instructions on the title before you start filling in the information.

Turn to the back of your Texas title and look near the top.

  1. On the first line, print the name and address of the person purchasing the car.
  2. On the next line, write in the car’s current mileage.
  3. In the box that says “Date of sale,” print the date the car was sold. Immediately next to that, the current owner should sign their name. Note that if the car is owned by two people or two people are buying it, both people need to fit their signature on the provided line, so leave plenty of space.
  4. The buyer(s) should sign their name(s) on the next line and print their name (s) on the line immediately next to that.

For more information about transferring a car title in Texas, visit the Department of Motor Vehicles website.

How to apply for a Replacement Title in Texas?

Replacement titles can be obtained in Texas if you are missing the original title or need a duplicate for a vehicle sale. There are two steps to getting a replacement title.

  1. Fill out the Application for a Certified Copy of Title. A mail-in application must include a copy of the owner’s driver’s license and a $2 mail-in fee. This fee can be paid as a check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
  2. Submit Application to DMV – Applications may be submitted in person or through mail. Refer to the previous step for mail submission directions. Junk vehicle owners may personally deliver their application to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. This application includes providing a photo ID and a check for $5.45 made payable to the Texas DMV by check, cashier’s check, or money order.

A title is vital to a junk car sale. Junk cars with a title are worth over $100 more than scrap vehicles without one.