|(a) Issuance. The county tax assessor-collector shall
process the application for title and issue a receipt upon receiving:
(1) a completed application for title;
(2) required documents identified in §217.404(d)
of this subchapter (relating to Initial Application for Title);
(3) the statutory fee for a title application, unless
(A) Transportation Code §501.138; or
(B) Government Code §437.217, and copies of official
military orders are presented as evidence of the person's active duty
status and deployment orders to a hostile fire zone; and
(4) any other applicable fees.
(b) Form of Title. In addition to the requirements
under Transportation Code §731.053, an assembled vehicle, other
than an assembled trailer, will be titled using the year it was assembled
as the model year and "ASVE" for assembled as the make of the vehicle
unless it is established to the department's satisfaction to be constructed
from original parts that reflect an established year and make of a
manufactured vehicle. An assembled vehicle constructed from original
parts that reflect an established year and make of a manufactured
vehicle will be titled by that year and make, but must reflect a "RECONSTRUCTED"
remark if the component parts, excluding the motor, used to construct
the vehicle are not original to that vehicle. An assembled vehicle
not utilizing an original body may obtain a title with a "REPLICA"
remark featuring the year and make of the replica if the vehicle resembles
a prior model year vehicle. This subsection applies regardless of
how the vehicle's model year or make was previously identified in
this or any other jurisdiction. An assembled trailer will be titled
using the year it was assembled as the model year and "HMDE" for homemade
as the make. A vehicle that is titled under Transportation Code Chapter
731 and this subchapter that cannot be transferred to or by a dealer
under Transportation Code §503.013 shall have a "NOT FOR DEALER
RESALE" remark included on the title.
(c) Distribution. The department will issue and mail
or deliver a title to the applicant, or if a lien is disclosed in
the application, to the first lienholder unless the title is an electronic
record of title.
(d) Receipt. The receipt issued at the time of application
for title may be used only as evidence of title and may not be used
to transfer any interest or ownership in a motor vehicle or to establish
a new lien.