Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
The Texas title industry is fully regulated by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). Rates, rules and forms pertaining to title insurance are issued by the Commissioner of Insurance.
General Title Questions
Audits, Exams and Financial Reports
Escrow Officer and Title Agency Licensing Filings and Forms
Renewals and CE Credits
Agent and Company Experience Reports/Data Calls
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How TDI Regulates and Oversees Title Agents
Statutes & Regulations
The Basic Manual for the Writing of Title Insurance in the State of Texas contains all the rates, rules and forms promulgated by the TDI. It also contains Title 11 of the Texas Insurance Code, the law that governs the regulation of title insurance. Subscribe to TLTA’s Basic Manual Online Service to gain access to the Basic Manual and automatically receive updates.
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Licensing Reminders for Escrow Officers & Title Agents/Direct Operations
Escrow officers can now use Sircon to renew and apply for a license. Paper application and renewal forms will not be accepted after March 1, 2021.
Due to COVID-19:
- TDI is accepting applications without a notary signature.
- Title agents and escrow officers have an additional 90 days to renew their licenses and submit continuing education credits.
Before a licensed escrow officer can operate, they must be appointed by a title agent / direct operation. They can use the Escrow officer appointment form (FINT09).
Title agents / direct operations must keep their escrow officer appointments up to date. They must add or remove appointments by using the Escrow officer appointment form (FINT09).
Escrow officers and title agents / direct operations, must notify TDI within 30 days of changes to their contact information, such as their email, legal name, business name, or address:
To learn more about license requirements, visit the TDI website
. If you have questions, email TDI-TitleLicensing@tdi.texas.gov.
Lender Compliance Tools
The TDI website “How TDI Regulates and Oversees Texas Title Insurance Agents” outlines the strict regulations that title agents are subject to in Texas. This tool can assist title agents in explaining Texas’ high industry standards to lenders, consumers and other non-industry parties.
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TDI: Shareable Video Explains How Title Insurance Works for Texas Consumers
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) released this video explaining how title insurance works for Texas consumers. Featuring TDI's David Muckerheide, this shareable tool is a great resource to share with consumers interested in learning more about title insurance. Click the image above to watch TDI’s explainer video regarding title insurance in Texas.
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2021 – Housekeeping
2018 – Licensing and Continuing Education
2018 – Housekeeping
2012 – Miscellaneous
Guaranty Assessment Recoupment Charge
Agent Audit Resources
TDI Online Reports
The Texas Department of Insurance has an online report portal
from which you can access the following reports:
Licensed Title Agents/Direct Operations by County (Sorting by county capability)
Licensed Title Agents/Direct Operations by County
Licensed Escrow Officers
Underwriter Report (Active Title Agents with Counties)
Licensed Title Agents/Direct Operations and DBA names
Individual Escrow Officer Information
Title Agent Information