How can I register a used car in Texas?

My uncle recently gifted me his old car that hasn’t been used in a few years now. I know I have to register it in my name but I have no idea what to do. How can I register a used car in Texas?

Answer
Registering a car in Texas is a relatively simple process and just requires you to visit your county tax office and prepare some paperwork.
The documents you will need are as follows:
  • A completed Texas Certificate of Title (Form 130-U) for the vehicle
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of vehicle ownership
  • Proof the vehicle has car insurance
  • Proof of a vehicle safety inspection
  • Proof of emissions testing (if applicable)
  • Valid payment type for any state, local, or county fees
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Jack Walsh
Answered on Oct 22, 2021
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