When it comes to purchasing a car in Montgomery County, Texas, buyers must go to their local tax office and submit a title application. The Vehicle Title and Registration Division works in close partnership with the County Tax Office, and it is mandatory to pay sales tax on the purchase. The amount of sales tax is based on the purchase price of the vehicle, and if the car is brand new and has never been titled before, the tax will be calculated on the difference between the purchase price and any exchange amount. If you buy a vehicle from another state for use in Texas, you may be able to deduct any taxes you paid to the other state from the taxes you owe in Texas.
Proof of current insurance is also required.