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RULE §217.24Vehicle Last Registered in Another Jurisdiction

(a) The recorded owner of a vehicle that was last registered or titled in another jurisdiction and is subject to registration in this state may apply for registration if the owner cannot or does not wish to relinquish the negotiable out-of-state evidence of ownership to obtain a Texas title. On receipt of a form prescribed by the department and payment of the statutory fee for a title application and any other applicable fees, the department will issue a registration receipt to the applicant.

(b) Registration receipt.

  (1) The receipt issued at the time of application may serve as proof of registration and evidences title to a motor vehicle for registration purposes only, but may not be used to transfer any interest or ownership in a motor vehicle or to establish a lien.

  (2) Information to be included on the form. The form will include the:

    (A) out-of-state title number, if applicable;

    (B) out-of-state license plate number, if applicable;

    (C) state or country that issued the out-of-state title or license plate;

    (D) lienholder name and address as shown on the out-of-state evidence, if applicable;

    (E) statement that negotiable evidence of ownership is not being surrendered; and

    (F) signature of the applicant or authorized agent of the applicant.

  (3) Accompanying documentation. An application for registration under this paragraph must be supported, at a minimum, by:

    (A) a completed application for registration, as specified in subsection (a) of this section;

    (B) presentation, but not surrender of, evidence from another jurisdiction demonstrating that legal evidence of ownership has been issued to the applicant as the motor vehicle's owner, such as a validated title, a registration receipt that is not more than six months past the date of expiration, a non-negotiable title, or written verification from the other jurisdiction;

    (C) the processing and handling fee prescribed by §217.183 of this title (relating to Fee Amount); and

    (D) any other documents or fees required by law.

  (4) Assignment. In instances in which the title or registration receipt is assigned to the applicant, an application for registration purposes only will not be processed. The applicant must apply for a title under Transportation Code, Chapter 501.

Source Note: The provisions of this §217.24 adopted to be effective March 12, 2015, 40 TexReg 1096; amended to be effective August 8, 2016, 41 TexReg 5777

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