Title Fee Change Beginning January 1, 2018

The Texas Department of Insurance recently issued an order regarding a change to the Title Guaranty Fee.  Beginning January 1, 2018, the name of fee will be the Guaranty Assessment Recoupment Charge (GARC).  The fee will increase from $3.00 per policy to $4.50 per policy.  This change becomes effective for closings on or after January 1, 2018.

To avoid any TRID tolerance issues, Lenders should begin disclosing $4.50 on their Loan Estimates.  The name of the fee on the TRID disclosures should also be changed from “Title – Guaranty Fee” to “Title – Guaranty Assessment Recoupment Charge” or “Title – GARC”.

The TDI Commisioner’s order can be found here.

Please contact us if you have any questions on this change.

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San Antonio, TX 78209
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