[Vtr-tac] Orders of Ownership from Justice and Municipal Courts

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Wed Apr 7 15:02:09 CDT 2010

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Justices of the peace and municipal court judges may now award title or ownership of vehicles that have been transferred by operation of law.

Attorney General Opinion No. GA-0761, issued March 15, 2010, directed that TxDMV may accept a court order from a justice of the peace or municipal court as sufficient evidence to issue title to a motor vehicle that has been transferred by operation of law.  Effective immediately, all county tax assessor-collectors should also accept such orders in support of these types of title applications.  However, any order from a justice of the peace or municipal court must specifically declare ownership, not just possession, of the vehicle in question.

A copy of the Attorney General Opinion is attached.

The TxDMV Title Manual will be updated to reflect this change.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Regional Office.


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