Handbook of Business Procedures
April 23, 2013
July 31, 2014
16.4.1. VEHICLE TITLE TRANSFERS
A. Vehicle Sales
Title transfers are required for the purchase and sale of all university vehicles, carts, trailers, and other wheeled conveyances that have a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin and/or require a title. When a new or used vehicle is purchased or received, the department must send all original vehicle paperwork to University Fleet Operations (UFO). This includes all manufacturers’ certificate of origins, original titles, and original sales invoices. The Fleet Department maintains a file of all original paperwork during the equipment’s useful life, and retains the records for a period of at least three years after the equipment is sold or otherwise disposed.
Departments must contact UFO prior to selling or transferring any vehicle, whether the sale is to another university department or to an external entity. Regardless of the method of sale, all vehicle sales are subject to Inventory Services’ disposal procedures. For more information, refer to 16.3. Removal of Equipment from the Inventory - General Information. Once a sale or disposal is approved by Inventory Services, the Fleet manager can sign over title of all vehicles, boats, and bikes for incoming and outgoing equipment with the exception of insurance settlements. Refer to 19. Risk Management for information about vehicle insurance.
B. Salvaged Vehicles
If a vehicle is salvaged after an automobile accident, the department must contact the university’s Risk Management unit to file an accident claim and initiate title transfer. After the university’s Risk Management office accepts an insurance settlement offer, UFO completes the Texas Motor Vehicle Transfer Notification form. Then the vehicle title is signed by UT Austin Property Manager or designated delegate, and the signed title is given to the insurance adjustor in exchange for the settlement check. For more information, refer to Part 19.1.1. Vehicle Insurance and Related Claims.
- Part 7.7.14. Purchase of Vehicles
- Part 19.1.1. Vehicle Insurance and Related Claims
- Parking and Transportation Services Forms & Policies Web page, New Vehicle Purchase Request form