|(a) An applicant must apply for initial title in the
applicant's name as provided by Transportation Code Chapter 731, and
this subchapter in order to register an assembled vehicle for operation
on a public roadway or prior to transfer of ownership.
(b) The ownership transfer of an assembled vehicle
titled under subsection (a) of this section must be in accordance
with §217.407 of this subchapter (relating to Title and Registration
of a Titled Assembled Vehicle).
(c) Unless the assembled vehicle is ineligible for
title or registration for a reason listed under Transportation Code §731.051(b),
the department shall issue a title for an assembled vehicle:
(1) that passes the inspection required under §217.143
of this chapter (relating to Assembled Vehicle Inspection Requirements),
and Transportation Code §731.101;
(2) that, in addition to the inspection described in
paragraph (1) of this subsection, passes an inspection required by
Transportation Code Chapter 548, as applicable; and
(3) following receipt of a fully completed application
and all required forms and fees, as identified in §217.404 of
this subchapter (relating to Initial Application for Title).