Chapter 17: Attorney's Certificates: Title Examination, Escrow, and Closing

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Section 1: Use of Attorney's Certificate Procedure (for State)

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This section describes the procedures to follow when title insurance is not available or the delay in securing such insurance will seriously interfere with the proposed letting date. See also Title Requirements: General Title Requirements (for State and LPA). This procedure requires that title certificates be executed by the Department. The attorney executing the procedure must be licensed in Texas and a full time salaried employee of TxDOT. The attorney will be responsible for the field determination of title, documented in certificate form subject to the review of the ROW Program Office in Austin.

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