Title transfer for inherited vehicles in Austin TX and Travis County
If you are inheriting a vehicle due to a death in the family we extend our condolences to you and your loved ones. We know this is a difficult time and we will do our best to help with transfer of inherited vehicles.
The required documents vary based on the specifics of the estate of the deceased individual. You do not need the vehicle’s title to inherit it, but state law requires specific documentation before you can legally title and register the vehicle in your name, sell it or give it as a gift. In most cases an Affidavit(s) of Heirship - Form VTR-262 - is required. In some cases other documents will also be required. The chart below will help you understand what documents are needed. For more detailed information please the official Travis County Tax Office website.
> YOU MUST PROVIDE
To transfer a title and register an inherited vehicle you will provide:
See chart above. Usually an Heirship Affidavit - Form VTR-262 - is required. Sometimes other court documents are also required and in some cases a Letter of Testamentary document. If you are an heir and are transferring the vehicle into your name but are not listed on the title, then you must also include a Gift Affidavit.
Additional requirements are the same as a standard vehicle title transfer and/or registration
See: Title & Registration. Exception: If you are providing an Heirship Affidavit you will not need to provide the vehicle's original title.
We are able to provide title and registration services for cars, trucks, RV’s, motorcycles, etc. Watercraft must be registered with Texas Parks & Wildlife.
Centex Auto Title is a privately owned, for-profit business licensed to provide services on behalf of Travis County and TxDMV. If you prefer not to pay convenience fees you may complete all services we provide at the Travis County Tax Office.