Friday, August 12, 2022

Buying or registering a car? Don’t forget your ID

Tarrant County residents must now show a proper form of identification to obtain a title and/or registration.

“We want to process your registration and title application as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright. “So it’s very important to know the new rules before heading to our office or your auto dealer.”

If you are buying from a dealer, provide the dealer with your identification. If you are buying a car from an individual, bring your identification and all other required application forms and fees with you to the Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office to apply for the title.

The identification rule passed by the board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) took effect in September 2013. It was required as part of two state laws approved in 2011 (HB 2017 and HB 2357) that mandate identification.

The following forms of identification are acceptable:

  • A driver’s license or state identification certificate issued by a state or territory of the United States
  • United States or foreign passport
  • U.S. military identification card
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security identification document
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services identification document
  • U.S. Department of State identification document
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) identification
  • Identification issued under a Status of Forces Agreement.

Vehicles will be titled in your legal name as it appears on your identification. If your name has changed, you will need to have your ID corrected before the purchase. If you are filling out the title application yourself, be sure to use your legal name.

Dragon Stadium Sponsors Host Kick for a Car Contest

TLC Electrical and Park Place Mercedes/Lexus in Grapevine are giving one lucky Southlake Dragons Fan the opportunity to kick a field goal for the chance to win either a 2014 Mercedes CLA or 2014 Lexus IS. The field goal kick attempt will be held September 27, 2013, at Southlake Dragons Stadium prior to the Homecoming Game between the Southlake Dragons and Keller Central Chargers.

“We thought doing this field goal contest would be a great way to add some pre-game excitement for the homecoming game,” said Tami Church, vice-president of TLC Electrical in Southlake. “And since Park Place and TLC are both Southlake Dragons sponsors, it seemed like a great fit. They were on board immediately.”

One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by September 26, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. The lucky winner will be notified Thursday evening 24 hours prior to kick attempt. There is still time to register at

“The kick attempt is no gimme,” said Church. “We sure would love to have the contestant win one of these luxury cars though. Whoever gets to make the kick attempt, we’re really pulling for them.”

Click here for a complete list of contest rules.