Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 520.051

In this subchapter:


“Motor vehicle” has the meaning assigned by Section 501.002 (Definitions).


“Motor vehicle title service” means any person that for compensation directly or indirectly assists other persons in obtaining title documents by submitting, transmitting, or sending applications for title documents to the appropriate government agencies.


“Title documents” means motor vehicle title applications, motor vehicle registration renewal applications, motor vehicle mechanic’s lien title applications, motor vehicle storage lien title applications, motor vehicle temporary registration permits, motor vehicle title application transfers occasioned by the death of the title holder, or notifications under Chapter 683 (Abandoned Motor Vehicles) of this code or Chapter 70 (Miscellaneous Liens), Property Code.


“Title service license holder” means a person who holds a motor vehicle title service license or a title service runner’s license.


“Title service record” means the written or electronic record for each transaction in which a motor vehicle title service receives compensation.


“Title service runner” means any person employed by a licensed motor vehicle title service to submit or present title documents to the county tax assessor-collector.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1478, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1296 (H.B. 2357), Sec. 236, eff. January 1, 2012.
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