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Old 12-01-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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I bought a used car in Houston and haven't registered the title in my name yet since it took the seller an extremely long time to get the title to me. I bought this car about two weeks after I moved here and have decided not to stay in Texas since I don't like it here. I am moving to a different state next week. Do I still need to register my car in Texas or can I just register it in the state I will be moving to?

I can't find anything about this on the Texas DMV site or elsewhere online, and if I could I would not be asking here.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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As long as you have the title properly signed over to you, and probably a bill of sale, you should be able to get a title in another state. But you might need to have the seller sign specific paperwork for your new state to apply for the new title. In Texas you have to submit the Application for Title form with the seller's signature, and I bet most states have a similar form. I would certainly check on that from the state you are moving to and have the proper paperwork signed before you leave Texas. Otherwise you will be dealing with mailing forms and having the seller get it notarized and such long distance. Much easier to do in person.

I almost bought a used vehicle from another state and this was the information I was told to take care of by my credit union in order to get the title registered in Texas.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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In Texas you have to submit the Application for Title form with the seller's signature...
You don't have to do this.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Tricity
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You don't have to do this.
Have the seller hand you a signed, dated title with his name printed on it as well as the purchase price. He should also write down the current odometer reading for you unless the vehicle is 10 or more years old, rated by the manufacturer with a carrying capacity of two tons or more, or if it’s gross vehicle weight rating exceeds 16,000 pounds.

Complete a Application for Texas Certificate of Title (Form 130-U), making sure it also has the seller’s name printed on it, his signature, the date and what you paid for the car.

Texas Title Transfers - DMV Titling & Registration Information Online at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple

You don't have the Title at all??? ( signed or unsigned?)
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