What is a bonded title?
A bonded title is a process used in Texas to provide title to vehicles when the proper evidence of ownership is not available. The bonded title law was past by the Texas Legislature in the late 1980’s to provide an alternative to a Tax Collector Hearing to secure a Texas title for Texas residents. Many counties in the state no longer hold hearings.
Who can apply for a bonded title?
Out-of-state residents may only apply for a bonded title if the vehicle is titled in Texas.
Someone who has purchased or was given a vehicle and did not receive a title or bill of sale.
Someone who purchased a vehicle and only received a bill of sale.
Someone who purchased or was given a vehicle and only received an improperly assigned title.
Someone who purchased a vehicle and received a title and has since lost that title and can’t locate the previous owner to obtain a copy.
Bonded titles can be issued for what type of vehicle?
Buses, Trailers (over 4000 lb. gross), Travel trailers, Motor homes, Motorcycles