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Tax Assessor/Collector

Kim Rinn

804 E. Wendt

Bellville, Texas 77418

Phone:  979-865-8633

Fax: 979-865-0183

Email:  krinn@austincounty.com

 

Hours:  Monday thru Friday

Effective February 1, 2018   8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open During Lunch

Closed on Weekends and Scheduled Courthouse Holidays

Title Transfers are processed between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm only




                                                                                              

VEHICLE REGISTRATION            

RENEWALS                                                                              

In Person  - Bring one of the following:

* Renewal form & proof of insurance
*License plate number & proof of insurance
*Vehicle Identification Number & proof of insurance

By Mail - Send one of the following:

*Renewal form & proof of insurance
*License plate number & proof of insurance (CALL FOR FEES)
*VIN number & proof of insurance (CALL FOR FEES)

**Farm Vehicle and Farm Trailer owners must be able to provide a current Texas Agricultural or Timber Registration number [ Click here to access link ]


**Registration CAN NOT be expired in order to renew online and must have a vehicle identification number**

TITLES

The fees to transfer a title are:
$28.00 - title fee
6.25% tax on the Sales Price or the Standard Presumptive Value (whichever is higher)
$2.50 - transfer fee (if the registration is current) OR Registration fee (if not currently registered)

The following paperwork is needed to transfer a title:
* Original Title, signed by both the seller(s) and purchaser(s)
* Application for Texas Certificate of Title (Form 130-U) signed by purchaser(s)
* Proof of Insurance on the vehicle being transferred or another vehicle in the purchaser(s) name.

If the vehicle was last registered out of state, we will also need the following:
* Texas inspection certificate (Form VI-30)
* Public Scale ticket showing empty weight (if registering a truck or trailer)

Additional paperwork that may be needed and signed by the purchaser:
* Farm truck/farm trailer affidavit (Form 52-A)
* Travel trailer verification (Form 141)
* Power of Attorney (Form 271), if signing on behalf of another individual

All titles must be transferred within 20 working days of the actual purchase date to avoid penalties.

We encourage all individuals to call our office before submitting paper work on title transfers.

HANDICAP PLACARDS

VTR-214 completed by your doctor 
[ Click here to access the form ]

(needs to be notarized or you need a prescription completed by your doctor.

Blue Placards are Permanent Placards = No Charge
Red Placards are Temporary Placards = $5.00 Each

The State allows you to get 1 placard & 1 license plate or 2 placards.

VOTER REGISRATION

As soon as you establish a residence in Austin County, you are qualified to register to vote.
You may complete the online application; however, you MUST PRINT, SIGN, AND MAIL the
application to the voter registrar for processing.

Requirements for voter registration include minimum age of 18 (you may register
2 months prior to turning 18) and you must be a United States citizen.

[ Click here to access link ] 

RECOMMENDED LINKS

 

MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE & REGISTRATION

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Title & Registration Information

[ Click here to access link ] 


Texas Department of Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Title & Registration Forms

[ Click here to access link ] 


Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Houston Region

[ Click here to access link ] 

Special Plates – myplates.com

[Click here to access link]

VOTER REGISTRATION

Texas Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information

[ Click here to access link ] 

PROPERTY TAXES

ALL PROPERTY TAXES ARE ASSESSED AND COLLECTED BY: Austin County Appraisal District

904 E. Amelia Street

Bellville, Texas 77418

Phone: 979-865-9124

[Click here to access link]

COUNTY MAPS

Austin County Emergency Communications District Maps

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