How to sign your Texas title when selling your vehicleThe registered owner of the vehicle should complete the following steps:
- First sign the front of your title where it says “Signature of owner or agent”.
- Next sign the back of the title where indicated by “Signature of seller/agent”.
- Print (don’t sign) your name on the back of the title where it reads “Printed Name (same as signature)”.
- Submit a vehicle transfer notification
How to get a duplicate title for your vehicle
If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than Texas, you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state where the vehicle was titled.
The registered owner of the vehicle should do the following:
1601 Southwest Parkway, Suite A
Wichita Falls, TX 76302
Please note that there may be a one to two day waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $2.00 by mail and $5.45 in person.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to return my license plates?
Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle you should return them. Either mail, or take the plates to your local DMV office.
What should I do about my auto insurance?
When selling any type of vehicle it’s always a good policy to immediately notify your auto insurance company that you have sold the vehicle so they can either cancel your policy if the vehicle was sold, or transfer/renew the policy on your new vehicle.
Is there anything else I need to do?
It’s always a good idea to notify your local DMV that you have sold the vehicle.