|(a) Place of application. A title application for an
original title must be filed with the county tax assessor-collector
along with any required documentation and the required fee.
(b) Information to be included on application. An insurance
company must file an application on a form prescribed by the department.
(c) Evidence of motor vehicle ownership.
(1) Evidence of motor vehicle ownership properly assigned
to the insurance company must accompany the application for a title,
except as provided by paragraph (2) of this subsection. Evidence must
include documentation sufficient to show ownership of the motor vehicle,
(A) a Texas Title;
(B) a certified copy of a Texas Title;
(C) a manufacturer's certificate of origin;
(D) a comparable ownership document issued by another
(E) evidence indicating that the insurance company
(i) licensed to do business in Texas; or
(ii) not licensed to do business in Texas, but has
paid a loss claim for the motor vehicle in this state.
(2) An insurance company that acquires ownership, or
possession of a motor vehicle through payment of a claim may apply
for a title to be issued in the insurance company's name without obtaining
an ownership document or if it received an ownership document without
the proper assignment of the owner on the motor vehicle ownership
(A) the company is unable to obtain a title in accordance
with paragraph (1) of this subsection;
(B) the application is not made earlier than the 30th
day after the date of payment of the claim; and
(C) the application includes:
(i) a statement that the insurance company has provided
at least two written notices to the owner and any lienholder of record,
attempting to obtain the title or proper assignment of title for the
motor vehicle; and
(ii) a copy of the payment document indicating the
insurance company has made payment of a claim involving the motor
(d) Insurance claims concerning salvage or non-repairable
vehicle titles are provided for in §217.84 of this title (relating
to Application for Non-repairable or Salvage Vehicle Title).