Bonded Title in Texas – From $79

How to obtain a Bonded Title in Texas – Steps & Procedures

Three simple steps on how to obtain a Texas bonded title without spending a lot of money.

1- First go to your nearest Motor Vehicle Department ( Click to get the nearest Txdmv office http://www.txdmv.gov/wheretogo/regional_offices.htm) and get a Texas bonded title application which will cost around $15, then complete the following forms:

2- Call a Surety Bonding Company to obtain an Auto Title Bond ( www.allstatesuretybonds.com or call 800-374-9227, local 713785-2138 ) and see how much will the auto title bond cost? Most auto title bonds under $5000 rate will cost between $79 -$100.

3- Go to the courthouse close to you ( motor vehicle registration office ), Complete vehicle registration form Form 130-U. It is that easy and it will really leave more money in your pocket.

Please feel free to call our office at 800-374-9227 for any questions about a bonded title.

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What does a Bonded Title Mean in Texas?

The bonded title process consists of a series of steps surrounding an ownership of a vehicle, boat, motorcycle, Rv, etc., Most commonly for a motor vehicle, in which some part of the documentation required for ownership is missing or unavailable and the previous owner(s) cannot be located in order to obtain the required documentation. If you do not have acceptable evidence of ownership for your vehicle, you have the option of applying for a bonded title.

How Much Does an Auto Title Bond Cost?

Vehicle title bond in Texas cost varies by the bond amount needed which is set by the Tx DMV office. Most bonds under $5000 rates can start from $79 to $100 for a 3-year bond term depending on the state you live in and as long as there are no existing liens on the vehicle.

How Do I Qualify for a Bonded Title?

In order to qualify, you must be a Texas resident or military personnel stationed in Texas; or have a vehicle that was last titled in Texas. The vehicle must be in your possession and cannot be considered abandoned, junked, stolen, or in any other pending lawsuits. Although not required to be operational, it must be a complete vehicle including a frame, body, and motor or frame and motor if a motorcycle.

The term “Bonded Title” is commonly used when an individual or firm has obtained a Certificate of Title Surety Bond in order to register a motor vehicle. It is also referred to commonly as a Texas Bonded Vehicle Title. All Bonded title in Austin texas, Bonded title in Dallas Texas, Bonded title in El Paso Texas, Bonded title in Brownville Texas, Bonded Title in Amarillo Texas have the same processing methods.

Detailed Steps on How to obtain a Bonded Title:

Step 1:  Determine your eligibility

    • Have a vehicle that was titled in Texas.
    • The Vehicle must be in your possession and cannot be abandoned, junked, stolen, or in any pending lawsuits.

 If you meet the above eligibility requirements then take or mail the following documents to your Vehicle Titles and Registration (VTR) Division Regional Office:

  1. Request for Motor Vehicle Information (Form VTR-275)
  2. A Statement of Fact for Bonded Title (VTR-130-SOF), listed above, top right on our site
  3. A Statement of physical Inspection (VTR-270), Listed above on our site
  4. Any supporting evidence of ownership ( Bill of Sale, Invoice, Cancelled Check, etc. )

Step 2 :  Take all the above documents to the nearest TxDOT office

  • The standard Presumptive Value (SPV) from website www.txdmv.gov as the primary source to determine the value of the vehicle
  • If the value is not available either through SPV or NADA, a licensed motor vehicle dealer or insurance adjuster may appraise the vehicle on a form provided by VTR, listed above on our website.
  • If your documents are approved, you will be issued a letter with the amount of the bond equal to 1 1/2  times the value of the vehicle.

Step 3:   Purchase Auto Title Surety Bond & Register Vehicle

  • Take the letter and other documents given to you by TxDot,  to a Surety Bond Agency to get a Title Bond.
  • Apply for a bonded title, within 30 days from purchasing the Title Surety Bond. Take the original letter given to you by TxDot and Surety Title Bond to your county tax office to register the vehicle.
  • Include a completed Form 130-U, Auto Registration Application
  • Proof of insurance

PS; We do offer a service to obtain a bonded title for you ( doing all the paperwork and process all from A-Z, for a fee of $89.00)