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026-13 Legal Name Requirement for Title Applications

Registration and Title Bulletin - #026-13

Date: August 26, 2013

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Legal Name Requirement for Title Applications


To implement Section 41 of House Bill 2741.


Effective September 1, 2013, House Bill 2741 amends Texas Transportation Code Sec. 501.021 to require that a motor vehicle title issued by the department include the legal name of each purchaser at the first sale or a subsequent sale.


Please distribute this information to your staff as appropriate.

  • These requirements apply to Title Applications dated September 1, 2013 or later.
  • Require the legal name as presented on the required photo identification be used on all applications for title.


If you have any questions, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.


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