Requirements for a Texas Certificate of Title Bond
In order to qualify for a Texas bonded title, 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 if a motorcycle, a frame and motor.
If you meet the above eligibility requirements you may take or mail the following documents and a $15.00 administrative fee to the nearest TxDMVM
Regional Service Center:
+ A Statement of Fact for Bonded Title (Form VTR-130-SOF)
+ A Statement of Physical Inspection (Form VTR-270)
+ Any supporting evidence of ownership (Bill of Sale, Invoice, Cancelled Check, etc.)
+ Acceptable photo ID
Out-of-state- vehicles: If the applicant is a Texas resident, but the evidence indicates that the vehicle is an out-of-state vehicle, the vehicle
identification number must be verified by a Texas certified Safety Inspection Station (Form VI-30).
If your documents are approved, you will be issued a letter stating the amount of the bond equal to One and One Half (1 & 1/2) times the value of the vehicle. The
department will determine the value of the vehicle.
When you have received your letter, please apply for a Texas Title Bond.