Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-472 Page: 2 of 3
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Mr. I. J. Burns, March 28, 1959, Page 2
"'r. _ itehead is now demanding the re-
turn of all"registration fees paid in oCulloeh
County, less the 20a penalty. The Brady Freight
Lines' permit does not extend into Zapata County
and has never extended into such county.'"
Based upon the thove facts, you request an
opinion of this Department as follows:
"Please advise me whether or not the Com-
missioners' Court of McCullooh County is author-
ized by law to refund the license fees so paid
on October 10, 1938, to the Brady Freight Lines,
.-less the 20% penalty. If the 4omrissioners'
Court of MoCalooh. County is not authorized to
+refund such payments, then what is their duty
in the premises?"
Article 6675a-2 reads, in part, as follows:
"Every owner of a motor vehicle, trailer,
or semi-trailer used or to be used upon the
public highways of this State, and each chauf-
feur, shall apply each year to the State High-
way Department through the County Tax Colleotor
of the County in which he resides for the re-
gistraton of 'each suoh vehicle owned or. con-,.
trolled by him, 'or for a chauffeur's license,
toa the ensuing or current calendar year :or an-
euired portion thereof;"
Article 6686, Section (e) reads as follows:
*(e) All registration fees shall be paid
in the county in which the owner lives at the
time of registration of said motor vehicle.'
In the case of Opp vs. State, 94 SW (2nd) 180,
Judge Lattimore in writing the opinion of the Court of
Criminal Appeals held that Article 6675a-2 requires motor
vehicle owners to register their vehicles in the county
of the owners' residentBe, citing i.:l'ler et al vs. Toard
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-472, text, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth257656/m1/2/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.