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Posted: 3/8/2010 4:22:40 PM EDT
I'll probably sound like a tard but here goes:
I just purchased a used truck (2000 Ford Ranger). I have the title and insurance.
Whats next and how do I go about it? Registration and license plate info. on the .gov sites is somewhat confusing.
I know I need to register the vehicle. Do I keep the current license plate? Any help sure would be appreciated.
Signed, vehicle tard'.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:46:18 PM EDT
Go to your County's Texas Tax Assessors office and you will register/title it there. Be sure and have proof of insurance and cash or personal check w/ correct info on it. You will pay sales tax at that time as well.

Congrats on the new ride.

Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:58:57 PM EDT
Just like he says. Does need to have a current inspection.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 5:02:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Just like he says. Does need to have a current inspection.


not necessarily.

you and seller also should fill this out and both sign 130-u form you can actually fill it out before printing it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 5:38:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Just like he says. Does need to have a current inspection.

They never check for that, just insurance in all of my cases. Plus, when buying a new vehicle I much prefer to register it in my name before the inspection.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 6:16:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Just like he says. Does need to have a current inspection.


Current inspection is not required. I have always thought that was strange.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 7:34:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rudinater:
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Just like he says. Does need to have a current inspection.


Current inspection is not required. I have always thought that was strange.


That would be a chicken-egg problem if it was required... Since I believe you have to have current registration before you can get a vehicle inspected...
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 10:33:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SoftwareJanitor:
Originally Posted By rudinater:
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Just like he says. Does need to have a current inspection.


Current inspection is not required. I have always thought that was strange.


That would be a chicken-egg problem if it was required... Since I believe you have to have current registration before you can get a vehicle inspected...


Only need current proof of insurance for inspection. Reguardless, the OPs question has been answered.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 6:42:19 PM EDT
Thanks for the help folks, I sure appreciate it. With your assistance, I was able to track down the necessary info.
Sure takes a bite out of the wallet. To register in Dallas county, with sales tax, etc.,. I'm looking at around $400.
Ouch...
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