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Old 03-06-2013, 11:23 PM   #1
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Title transfers

Do I need to have insurance to transfer a title into my name?

http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/title-transfers.php

"Have on hand your proof of liability insurance to present at the county tax office. Without this, the state will not process your application."

Why the do I need insurance just to transfer a title into my name.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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Yes u do need your ins...I just got mine transferred the other day.
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will you be riding the bike? then yes you will need at least liability.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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will you be riding the bike? then yes you will need at least liability.
I will not be riding the bike on the street. I have no need for insurance.
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So pay for progressive liability insurance with minimum everything and cancel it once you get the bike in your name to get a refund.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:27 AM   #6
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Do I need to have insurance to transfer a title into my name?.
No you absolutely do not need insurance to transfer title, only to register the vehicle. Your link is some private website so don't trust the info there. Here is the official state website, you can search but I guarantee insurance is not required as I've recently titled vehicles without registering and insurance.

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/drivers_vehicles/

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No you absolutely do not need insurance to transfer title, only to register the vehicle. Your link is some private website so don't trust the info there. Here is the official state website, you can search but I guarantee insurance is not required as I've recently titled vehicles without registering and insurance.

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/drivers_vehicles/

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^ This. Just to transfer the title, you don't need insurance. However, if you purchase the bike out of state, then I think it gets tricky. You need to get a out of state inspection and the inspection centers might ask for insurance...
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^ This. Just to transfer the title, you don't need insurance. However, if you purchase the bike out of state, then I think it gets tricky. You need to get a out of state inspection and the inspection centers might ask for insurance...
Inspection center always asked for my insurance on out of state bike inspection.
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^ This. Just to transfer the title, you don't need insurance. However, if you purchase the bike out of state, then I think it gets tricky. You need to get a out of state inspection and the inspection centers might ask for insurance...
No insurance needed. You will be transfering title without registration. If you register it in the future you will have to get an inspection (if out of state) and have proof of insurance.

You will have to pay taxes on the value of the bike.

I have actually done this twice in the past two years, in Texas.
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No you absolutely do not need insurance to transfer title, only to register the vehicle. Your link is some private website so don't trust the info there. Here is the official state website, you can search but I guarantee insurance is not required as I've recently titled vehicles without registering and insurance.

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/drivers_vehicles/

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thanks for the info

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No insurance needed. You will be transfering title without registration. If you register it in the future you will have to get an inspection (if out of state) and have proof of insurance.

You will have to pay taxes on the value of the bike.

I have actually done this twice in the past two years, in Texas.
Other than the title signed from both parties and identification is there anything else I would need?

thanks guys
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Other than the title signed from both parties and identification is there anything else I would need?

thanks guys
Yes, you will also need to fill out an "Application for Texas Certificate of Title" (Form 130-U). Which must also be signed by the seller.
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