Are you thinking about selling or trading in your automobile?

Have you Submitted a Transfer Notification Form with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles?

What happens if six weeks after you sell your vehicle you start receiving notices that the vehicle you sold is still in your name?

If the person you sell your vehicle to decides they don't want to  pay the sales tax or transfer the title into their name is could possibly set you up for a problem down the road. You could receive multiple notices from the Hardy Toll Authority and the City of Houston for tolls, unpaid parking tickets, red light cameras, ect.

This unpleasant situation could have been avoided with a couple of easy steps.  First, get a signed bill of sale listing the vehicle and identity of the new owner along with the date of the transaction.  Second, remove the plates and registration sticker from the vehicle during the sale process.  You may want to accompany the new owner to the tax office to make sure the title transfer is completed properly. 

For an in depth discussion of motor vehicle laws in Texas might I suggest you visit www.txdmv.gov.  This web site and a little attention to detail will keep you from having any sleepless nights because a new owner does not want to take care of business.  Once you are certain the vehicle is no longer in your name call our office to delete the vehicle from your insurance. 

Posted 3:39 PM

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