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    Question 10: Can I register a vehicle that has been wrecked or has a salvage title?

    Can I register a vehicle that has been wrecked or has a salvage title?

    If you are the titled owner, you may purchase registration on a vehicle that has been wrecked but still has a regular Texas title. 

    Renewal paperwork including the renewal notice, supporting documentation and fees can be mailed or placed in the secure drop box for processing at our downtown Fort Worth location.  The drop box is available 24/7.  We accept checks/money orders/cashier’s checks made payable to Wendy Burgess, Tax Assessor-Collector, through the mail and in the drop box.  No cash or credit card information please.  The sticker and plates are mailed to you.  Please allow 3 weeks for processing and mail time.

    The mailing address is:

    Tarrant County Tax Office

    100 E. Weatherford Street

    Fort Worth, TX  76196

    Unfortunately, you are not allowed to purchase registration on your vehicle with any type of salvage title or salvage remark on the record. Once a vehicle has been repaired, application can be made for a regular Texas title and registration may be purchased at the time of application.   

    For more information on how to title a vehicle that has a salvage title or a salvage remark on the record, see the FAQ's - Motor Vehicle Titles.


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