Moving to Texas? Things to Know When You Do

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors 713-581-4702 0524744

As a new Texas resident, you have 30 days to register your vehicle and get your Texas driver's license. Before you register your vehicle, though, it must pass the state inspection process. In order, here are the three steps to follow:

1. Take your vehicle to a state inspection station. You can find a list of what types of inspections are required in your county and an inspections-station locator at the Department of Public Safety Web site. When you go, make sure you take your current driver's license and proof of insurance. If your insurance policy wasn't issued in Texas, you may need to show proof that you carry the minimum coverage required by the state: $20,000 bodily injury or death to one person; $40,000 bodily injury or death to two or more persons; and $15,000 injury or destruction to other property.

2. When your vehicle passes inspection, the inspection station will give you a verification form to bring to the county tax assessor-collector's office. This is where you obtain a Texas vehicle registration sticker and license plates. You'll need proof of ownership, such as registration or title from your previous home state, as well as proof of insurance. Again, you may need to show that you carry minimum coverage amounts.

3. Apply for a Texas driver's license at the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) office in your area. Bring an ID, proof of Social Security number, proof of liability insurance, and proof of Texas vehicle registration. Expect to provide a thumbprint and surrender any valid out-of-state license you currently have.


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Whether you're interested in buying your first home, your next home, or just want to know more about home-ownership in general, I encourage you to check out a couple of great online resources: http://www.texasrealestate.com/ or http://www.har.com/. And for all of your Pearland, TX and Northern Brazoria and Galveston County real estate needs, please visit my site at: http://www.danfrankrealty.com. All of these sites offer tons of useful, real estate-related information geared specifically for Texans.


Remember, Danny Frank is a local Pearland, TX Real Estate expert! You can see my entire blog
at:  http://www.pearlandrealtyblog.com

 

 

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