Judiciary & Legal Matters

TLTA represents the Texas title industry in judiciary matters and monitors relevant court cases and attorney general requests.
Case Reviews
Court cases are reviewed annually at the Robert C. Sneed Texas Land Title Institute.

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Attorney General Opinions
Pending Requests
None at this time.

Opinions Relative to the Industry
RQ-0916-GA  |  TLTA Letter
Whether a county clerk is required to permit a member of the public to copy records with a sheet feed scanner

GA-0881
Proper method of calculating interest and penalties on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person whose property taxes have been deferred

RQ-0960-GA
Calculation of interest and penalties

GA-0787
Whether a property tax lien lender may exercise a right of forced sale after a property owner who has filed a deferment of taxes attains the age of 65.

RQ-0857-GA
Whether a property tax loan issued to an individual prior to age 65 prohibits the collection of debt after the property owner turns age 65.

GA-0780
Application of constitutionality of Section 5.017(b) of the Texas Property Code with respect to restrictive covenants that were in existence and recorded in a county’s public records prior to the statute’s effective date.

RQ-0843-GA
Restrictive covenants that prohibits a fee in connection with the future transfer of the property.

Pending Requests of Interest
RQ-1051GA
Regarding the authority of a tax assessor-collector to transfer a taxing unit's tax liens and the scope of the transferred lien under the Texas Tax Code.

GA-0886
Whether chapter 603, Texas Government Code, is applicable to notaries public.

RQ-0970-GA
Whether a local board of realtors is a “nonprofit community business organization” for purposes of Section 11.231 of the Tax Code.

RQ-0985-GA
Whether two bills that amend Section 36.121 of the Water Code, which relates to the rulemaking power of groundwater conservation districts, are in irreconcilable conflict.

RQ-0988-GA
Whether Section 74.501 of the Property Code prohibits the Comptroller from making direct payments of unclaimed property proceeds to certain persons.

RQ-0992-GA
Jurisdiction of the Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board over a property tax appraiser’s “uniform and equal” analysis.

News
Attorney General Issues Opinion on Homestead Exemptions
May 9, 2012 | TLTA Dateline Austin

Attorney General Issues "Feed Scanners" Opinion
March 28, 2012 | TLTA Dateline Austin