Application for a Certified Copy of Title
IMPORTANT: Applicant Identification Requirements
Complete the “Government Issued Identification” section on page 1 with the applicable information for each ID required below:
If a vehicle is titled in the name of an individual, the individual must sign this application and provide a copy of their
government issued photo ID.
MULTIPLE INDIVIDUALS: If a vehicle is titled in the name of multiple individuals, each individual must sign this form, and each
must provide a copy of their government issued photo ID.
If a vehicle is titled in the name of an entity, an agent representing the entity must sign the application.
Additional Requirements: Agent must provide letter of signature authority on letterhead, printed business card (containing
the agent’s name), or employee ID connecting the signing agent to the entity (may be copies) and a copy of the agent’s
government issued photo ID.
If the vehicle has a recorded lien, the lienholder (or an agent of the lienholder) may apply for a Certified Copy of Texas Title
and sign the application.
Additional Requirements: If the lienholder is an individual, a copy of the individual’s current government issued photo ID must
be provided. If the lienholder is an entity, letter of signature authority on letterhead, printed business card (containing the
agent’s name), or employee ID connecting the signing agent to the entity (may be copies) and a copy of the agent’s
government issued photo ID must be provided.
Using Power(s) of Attorney
If a power of attorney (POA) is used, the above requirements apply for both the individual or entity granting the POA and the
individual or entity being granted POA. For an individual (whether granting or being granted the POA), a copy of that
individual’s government issued photo ID is required. For an entity (whether granting or being granted the POA), both a copy
of the agent’s government issued photo ID and a letter of signature authority on letterhead, printed business card (with the
agent’s name), or employee ID connecting the signing agent to the entity (may be copies) are required.
the recipient is not the applicant but the recipient will be obtaining the Certified Copy of Title in-person, the recipient’s
acceptable government issued photo ID is also required at the time they are receiving the Certified Copy of Title.
• Court documents, such as divorce decrees and court orders, must be either original documents or certified copies. All original
documents (or certified copies of documents) will be returned.
Acceptable Government Issued Photo Identification
The following are the only acceptable forms of government issued photo ID for an Application for Certified Copy of Texas Title:
• Driver license or ID issued by a state or territory of the U.S.,
• Texas handgun license,
• U.S. or foreign passport,
• U.S. military ID,
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization ID,
• ID issued under a Status of Forces Agreement,
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security ID,
• U.S. Department of State ID,
• U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ID document.
The department will accept an identification for
up to 12 months after expiration.
If an individual other than the owner(s) is
receiving the certified copy of title in-person, a
valid photo ID of the recipient must be
presented and written on page 1 of this form.
Lien on Title Record
If the current owner(s) of the motor vehicle had a lien (loan or financing) of any kind on the motor vehicle, even if it has been paid off, the
department’s records may still show the lien. Please contact the lienholder and request an original, signed release of lien.
An original, signed release of lien on the lienholder’s original letterhead or on the Prescribed Form for Release of Lien (Form VTR-266) is
required if there is a lien shown on the department’s record. A photocopy, scan, fax, or email is not acceptable. If the release of lien is on
the Form VTR-266, the lienholder’s agent signing the Form VTR-266 must attach a letter of signature authority on letterhead, printed
business card (with the agent’s name), or employee ID that connects the agent to the entity (copies acceptable).
Application by Mail – $2.00 Fee
Mail this application, $2.00 fee, copy of ID(s), and any other documentation to:
Texas Department of M otor Vehicles
1601-A Southwest Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302
• Please allow at least 15 days to receive your Certified Copy of
Title when mailing an application.
• The department is unable to provide a status of an
application. Application tracking is unavailable.
• Original documentation submitted with the application will
be returned to the recipient listed on page 1.
Application in Person – $5.45 Fee
*Applications should not be mailed to the locations below, except Wichita Falls*
ABILENE – 4210 N. Clack St., Abilene, TX 79601
AMARILLO – 5715 Canyon Dr., Building H, Amarillo, TX 79110
AUSTIN – 1001 E. Parmer Ln., Ste. A, Austin, TX 78753
BEAUMONT – 8550 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77708
CORPUS CHRISTI – 602 N. Staples St., Ste. 130, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
DALLAS – 1925 E. Beltline Rd., Ste. 100, Carrollton, TX 75006
EL PASO – 1227 Lee Trevino, Ste. 100, El Paso, TX 79907
FORT WORTH – 2425 Gravel Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76118
HOUSTON – 2110 East Governors Cir., Houston, TX 77092
LONGVIEW – 4549 W. Loop 281, Longview, TX 75604
LUBBOCK – 135 Slaton Rd., Lubbock, TX 79404
ODESSA – 3901 East Highway 80, Odessa, TX 79761
PHARR – 600 West Expressway 83, Pharr, TX 78577
SAN ANTONIO – 15150 Nacogdoches Rd., Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78247
WACO – 2203 Austin Ave., Waco, TX 76701
WICHITA FALLS – 1601-A Southwest Pkwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76302
VTR-34 Rev 04/19 Form available online at www.TxDMV.gov Page 2 of 2