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Old 06-11-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Surety Bond / Bonded Title Company recommendations

We're securing a title on a 1974 Suzuki TS185 that has no title on record, ever. So, we're looking into titling it and are now at the step of needing a company to do the bond through. Does anybody on here have someone they have worked with that they liked? I'm in the central Houston area, thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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Text me tomorrow after 8 and i can give u the company i use. I beleive it statefarm. Its one major intersection west of Westhiemer and Hilcroft. Itll be $100 and itll be ready n 15 min. But first u will need to go to the DVM to get the bond app. $15 and about 15 min. Both are painless... FYI, you will need a BOS of some sort saying u bought it from someone ive done 3 bonds with them now and never had an issue.
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Text me tomorrow after 8 and i can give u the company i use. I beleive it statefarm. Its one major intersection west of Westhiemer and Hilcroft. Itll be $100 and itll be ready n 15 min. But first u will need to go to the DVM to get the bond app. $15 and about 15 min. Both are painless... FYI, you will need a BOS of some sort saying u bought it from someone ive done 3 bonds with them now and never had an issue.
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Upstairs? Think that's the place I went. Absolutely no issues.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:15 AM   #5
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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Text me tomorrow after 8 and i can give u the company i use. I beleive it statefarm. Its one major intersection west of Westhiemer and Hilcroft. Itll be $100 and itll be ready n 15 min. But first u will need to go to the DVM to get the bond app. $15 and about 15 min. Both are painless... FYI, you will need a BOS of some sort saying u bought it from someone ive done 3 bonds with them now and never had an issue.
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If you've done this three times you should know what is needed is the rejection letter from the regional DMV. This leter states the amount your surety bond must be. Anything less and the tax office will not title/register for you.

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Thanks for all of the input, Rod has State Farm too so he's going to check with his (didn't realize they would cover this). If it's a no go through that, then will text "albertinhouston". Thanks again!
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:47 AM   #8
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I dont think a company is required to do this, unless you just want the ease of someone else doing the leg work for you, i still believe it will be you who waits in line at the county tax office to get your registration.
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Yeah... I use Peck st location off longpoint. waaaay shorter lines then clay or n. shepherd
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #10
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I'm surprised by how much everyone is saying they paid for their bonds. When I did my last one thru State Farm in 2010 (2011 maybe?) for my '98 Trans Am it was only $50. Unfortunately not every agent does them though.
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So, did the deed...here's how it went...

1. got a form 68A from Houston police (VIN was researched, no red flags, actually...NOTHING came up, last time registered was before computers apparently)
2. went to Texas Dept of Motor Vehicles and applied for title but was rejected (as expected) and received application and rejection letter, paid $15 (this step needs to be done so that the private company I go to who will cover the bond gets the appropriate government information on the vehicle)
3. went to surety bond place where they took my Texas paperwork and they gave me a "Certificate of Title Surety Bond" on a Texas Department of Motor Vehicles form, as well as a Power of Attorney letter for the bond in my name on my behalf with Texas Dept of Motor Vehicles

Next step is to take the insurance card and this paperwork and submit it to one of the tax offices to register the vehicle. BTW, I started this process one year ago but the police were a pain about giving the form 68A on that date, and were again the other day when I went to try again but if you talk to someone different, you can get different answers, thank goodness.

Thanks for everybody's help!!! Especially Albert of course!
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Ugh, Rod just told me I need to get a sheet from the inspection place first but since the kick start doesn't work...well... Gotta get to work on that.
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Ugh, Rod just told me I need to get a sheet from the inspection place first but since the kick start doesn't work...well... Gotta get to work on that.
You only need the sheet if it hasnt been registered or inspected in texas previously.
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You only need the sheet if it hasnt been registered or inspected in texas previously.
It has an inspection sticker on it from 1979, and there aren't any records on this bike (no registration), so it seems I will need it, I think. Any records on this was before computers.
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Ugh, Rod just told me I need to get a sheet from the inspection place first but since the kick start doesn't work...well... Gotta get to work on that.
Push start it. Or just haul it to inspection station, I've only had to do the brake test once out of about 20 stickers. Everything else is only visual inspection so bike doesn't have to be running, just have a working battery.

Also that police form you did is not necessary. Too bad you delayed this process for a year because of that.

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Push start it. Or just haul it to inspection station, I've only had to do the brake test once out of about 20 stickers. Everything else is only visual inspection so bike doesn't have to be running, just have a working battery.

Also that police form you did is not necessary. Too bad you delayed this process for a year because of that.

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Yeah, I figured we could push start it at the inspection place.

Other than that, I couldn't get the forms for the surety bond place without going through Texas Dep of MV who stated that they needed a 68A. So, even if it's not necessary, it was required.
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