Title Bonds For A Boat Or Watercraft
What is a Title Bond For A Boat Or Watercraft?
Texas has 196 major reservoirs and 15 major rivers, plus more than 360 miles of Gulf coastline. The great state cries out for boats.
To operate legally on Texas waters, you have to register your boat with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (PWD), at either its headquarters in Austin or one of 27 field offices.
To register, you must have an official certificate of title as proof of ownership for the following boats:
- All motorboats and all outboard motors
- Sailboats 14 feet and longer
However, official certificates of title are not always available for boats that have had previous owners, particularly in a market where boats can be older and may have changed hands several times.
If you don’t have a certificate of title, you can go through a hearing process with your local Tax Assessor-Collector office to petition for proof of ownership. Or, to make your life easier, you can also apply for a bonded title — a guarantee that you are the legitimate owner of the boat.
Purchasing Your Title Bonds For A Boat Or Watercraft
1. Click the Buy Now button.
2. Fill out the easy bond form.
3. Confirm your order and select how you would like your bond documents delivered. Email or regular mail.
4. Pay for your bond.
5. If you chose to have your documents emailed, you will receive them within minutes.
It’s that simple and fast!
Pricing & Terms
Surety bond costs are a percentage of the full bond amount, which is usually determined by your personal credit. Providing industry experience, strong personal credit, and business/personal financials will help lower your bond rate. Reach out for a quote today.
What Is The Process For Getting A Bonded Title?
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (PWD) has several forms that you may have to complete before actually applying for the bonded title. They’re not difficult to complete, but you have to make sure you’re using the appropriate form for your situation. TMD Surety Bonds will get you the right forms and let you know what other documents you’ll need, like IDs or sales receipts.
If you’re reading this on the TMD Surety Bonds website, you’re on the right path. Either start the application process online or call one of our experienced agents to get straightforward, simple answers to any questions you may have about the process. Our agents not only know the laws and regulations of the state, but they’re also committed to providing superior customer service.
Bond Purchase Process
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