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Hi.  I'll soon be establishing domicile in Livingston, Texas and shortly thereafter selling my only car.  So I will be without any vehicle.  Most domicile checklists I've seen recommend getting your car registered and titled in Texas.  Which makes sense, especially since car registration documents can help establish proof of residency.  

If I'm going to sell my car, though, do I even need to go through the hassle of getting new registration, title and tags?  I have valid registration, title and insurance in Kansas and I think that's all Texas Carmax needs when buying it.

It looks like many different types of documents can help establish proof for residency, e.g. statements from financial institutions, paystub, insurance card.

In my situation why would I need to register, tag and title my car in Texas?  Am I missing something?

 

 

Thanks,

Luke

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44 minutes ago, Luke Patterson said:

Hi.  I'll soon be establishing domicile in Livingston, Texas and shortly thereafter selling my only car.  So I will be without any vehicle.  Most domicile checklists I've seen recommend getting your car registered and titled in Texas.  Which makes sense, especially since car registration documents can help establish proof of residency.  

If I'm going to sell my car, though, do I even need to go through the hassle of getting new registration, title and tags?  I have valid registration, title and insurance in Kansas and I think that's all Texas Carmax needs when buying it.

It looks like many different types of documents can help establish proof for residency, e.g. statements from financial institutions, paystub, insurance card.

In my situation why would I need to register, tag and title my car in Texas?  Am I missing something?

 

 

Thanks,

Luke

Why don't you talk to the people in the office. They have the most up to date info. Bill

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Welcome to the Escapee forums! We are happy to have you here.

If you are selling the car very soon and CarMax has no problem with your Kansas registration I really don't see any benefit in changing the registration to TX. Are you in a motorhome and planning to travel without towing a car or some other reason for selling the car? Your Escapee address is sufficient for the registration of your RV and TX driver's license and such. If you share more about your situation and why you need proof of residency we can probably help. 

Welcome to TX!

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