A public agency means a department, commission, board, office, institution or other agency of the state of Texas or of a county, city, town, school district, hospital district, water district or other special district, authority or political subdivision created by or under the constitution or the statutes of this state, or an unincorporated agency or instrumentality of the United States.
The term includes
An organization may receive federal or state funds and still not be entitled to an exemption from motor vehicle tax as a public agency.
The sale or use of a motor vehicle is exempt from motor vehicle tax, when the motor vehicle is purchased
To claim an exemption as a public agency, the title applicant should indicate "public agency" in Box 38 of Form 130-U, Application for Texas Title and/or Registration (PDF) and list the appropriate statutory reference for this exemption: Tax Code Section 152.082, Sale to a Public Agency, or Section 152.083, Lease to a Public Agency.
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