A Texas motor vehicle bill of sale is a proof of purchase involving a buyer and a seller of a motor vehicle. To complete the transaction between the parties, the seller will complete all appropriate fields on the bill of sale, including vehicle information, purchase price, odometer disclosure, and their signature. The buyer can then look over the bill of sale to review the information and inscribe their signature as well. While not all counties require the buyer to present a bill of sale while registering their vehicle, it is a good idea to keep the document for their records.
Texas Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – This legal document authorizes an attorney-in-fact to make decisions on behalf of the principal (person who executed the document) in transactions and assignments related to vehicles.
Texas Vehicle Registration/Titling
After a successful purchase, a buyer will have to go through the following steps to transfer the title and register their vehicle:
- Obtain the signed vehicle title from the seller.
- Complete the Application for Texas Title and/or Registration (Form 130-U).
- Gather proof of liability insurance paperwork.
- Visit their local County Tax Office, hand over all documents and required identification.
- Pay the $33 title fee, the sales tax on the vehicle (6.25% of sale price), and the $2.50 transfer fee (Texas Registration Fees).