Missing Titles / Applying for a Duplicate Title (2023)

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(Video) How To: Get A Duplicate Title For A Vehicle

If you are planning either to buy or sell a vehicle and the vehicle’s title is missing, the owner of the vehicle must apply for a duplicate title. The sale is not valid without a properly assigned title. If the title has been mutilated or otherwise ruined, the owner of the vehicle must apply for a duplicate title in order for the sale to proceed.

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If your title has been lost, mutilated, or destroyed, you may apply for a duplicate title.

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To apply for a duplicate title, you must submit:

  1. An Application for Missouri Title and License (Form 108), completed in full and signed, including the following:
    • A Missouri address must be indicated in the owner area on the application;
    • Mark the block labeled "DUPLICATE" at the top of the form to indicate you are applying for a duplicate title;
    • Indicate the reason you need the duplicate title located in the "Duplicate Title Only" near the bottom of the form;
    • Have the form notarized. Your signature must be witnessed by a notary public, and the notary must complete the notarization box in the block named "Duplicate Title Only";
    • If you are applying for a duplicate title because your original title was mutilated, you must return the mutilated title with your application;
    • If the title is to be mailed to an address other than that indicated in the owner's portion of the application, and no lien (loan) is indicated, please place an "X" in the "Mail To" block and write or type that address in the space provided. A title may be mailed to an address other than that indicated in the owner's portion of the application if there is only one lien (loan) indicated.
  2. If applicable, a notarized Lien Release (Form 4809) is required.
  3. Submit an $8.50 duplicate title fee and a $6 processing fee.

You may submit your application and fees to any Missouri license office, or to:
Motor Vehicle Bureau
301 West High Street, Room 370
PO Box 100
Jefferson City, MO, 65105-0100

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Remember:

  • Make checks, money orders, and cashier's checks payable to the Missouri Department of Revenue.
  • Personal checks must show your name, driver license number or social security number (SSN), date of birth, daytime telephone number, and address.
  • Do not send cash through the mail!
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FAQs

How long does it take to get duplicate title in NY by mail? ›

As a result, the title application process may take several weeks to complete. If you do not receive your title certificate by mail within 90 days after you apply, contact a DMV Call Center. Your registration receipt can help verify your vehicle's plate number, make, year and vehicle identification number (VIN).

How do I file for a lost title not in my name in Texas? ›

So you will go to your local Texas DMV office, not your local DPS office. You can apply for a duplicate title (a certified copy of your lost or damaged title) in person at the DMV office or by mail. NOTE: if there is a lien on the vehicle then the lien holder will need to submit the application.

How long does it take to get a duplicate title in Ohio? ›

Getting a Duplicate Car Title To request a duplicate title, visit a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Secretary of State (SOS), either in person or online. It can take around 30 days or more to get a duplicate title in the mail.

How long does it take for a duplicate title to come in the mail in Illinois? ›

Please allow two to three weeks processing time for Duplicate/Lost Title applications and six weeks processing time for New/Corrected/Transfer Title applications.

Can I sell car without title? ›

It's actually entirely possible (and 100% legal) to sell a car and transfer ownership without a V5C document. Most people do not realise that the vehicle logbook is a record of the registered keeper, not proof of ownership.

Can I get duplicate title online in NY? ›

All title certificates are printed in a secure facility in Albany and are mailed to the owner. For this reason, the fastest and easiest way to apply for a replacement title is to do it online.

How do I file for a lost title not in my name? ›

How to Replace a Car Title Lost by a Previous Owner
  1. Complete paperwork for a duplicate title (found on your state's DMV website)
  2. Mail the form(s) with all required documents and fees.
  3. Or, visit your local DMV and complete these steps onsite.
Jan 4, 2021

What is title jumping in Texas? ›

Title jumping is when someone purchases a car and then resells it without having titled it in their own name. Also known as floating a title, the practice is illegal. A title is a record of the vehicle's ownership history kept by the state.

What do you need to get a duplicate title in Ohio? ›

Duplicate Title
  1. Application(s) for Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle (form BMV 3774)
  2. Acceptable identification (please contact your County Clerk of Courts Title Office for details)
  3. Payment for title fees, including a lienholder notation (if applicable)

How do I get a title for a car without a title in Ohio? ›

If you don't have a title for your vehicle, you must apply for a duplicate OH vehicle title (Form BMV 3774). You can't transfer a vehicle title in Ohio without having the original vehicle title.

Can I get a duplicate title the same day in MD? ›

The Maryland MVA no longer provides same day duplicate titles. If you order a duplicate title from the MVA whether on-line or in person, you will receive the title in the mail. This takes around 7 to 10 business days. At Motor Car Tag and Title you can pick up your duplicate title in 1 to 3 business days.

Can you drive a car while waiting for title in Illinois? ›

Even though the title won't be in your name yet, you'll still be considered the owner of the car and you'll still be able to drive it while you wait. Just be sure you're registered and insured before you hit the road. Need insurance for your new car?

Can you register a car with a bill of sale and no title in Illinois? ›

When you register a vehicle in Illinois, you'll need the following documentation: Original title signed by seller. Valid identification. Proof of insurance.

What is proof of ownership of a car? ›

To prove that you own the car, you'll need some sort of receipt or invoice from when you bought it. Even if you buy the car privately, make sure the seller gives you some sort of written agreement detailing the date of sale, the amount you paid and the method of payment.

How do I register my car without a title? ›

If you do not have a title to prove your ownership of a vehicle and cannot contact the party that sold it to you, you will need to purchase a surety bond and apply for a bonded title through your state government. Check your state's DMV website for the eligibility requirements for a bonded title in your state.

Can you change ownership of a vehicle online? ›

Many people now choose to record a vehicle change of ownership using the DVLA website. It's a quick and simple way to change the logbook online. The DVLA will send you an email confirmation and then a follow-up letter in the post to indicate that the changes have been made.

What happens if you lost your car title in NY? ›

To get a New York replacement title, you must complete an application for duplicate title form called MV-902 and show proof of identity such as NY driver's license or U.S. passport. Due to COVID-19, you may have to contact your local DMV office to check if you need an appointment before heading there.

How much does it cost to get a duplicate title in NY? ›

The duplicate title fee is $20. When using this form to request a duplicate title by mail, you must include a photocopy of your identification. You can order a replacement vehicle title online.

Can you register a car without a title in NY? ›

Non-titled vehicles

The DMV must verify that the vehicle was registered to the current owner. The current owner must provide proof of identity (see proofs of identity). There is a fee $10 for form MV-353. The current owner can use form MV-353 and a bill of sale.

How can I get papers for my car without papers? ›

Go to your nearest registering authority and bring along your identity document and complete the DRC (Application for Duplicate Registration/Deregistration Certificate in respect of Motor Vehicle) and form DCT (Declaration in respect of Lost Documents). Bear in mind that only a title holder can request a duplicate.

How long does it take to get a duplicate title in Florida? ›

If a Florida certificate of title is lost or destroyed, the titled owner can get a duplicate by submitting a completed Form HSMV 82101 and a $6 fee to a county tax collector or license plate agent. The application will be processed and the duplicate title mailed within five working days from receipt of the application.

How do I get a title for my car? ›

Go to your local DMV office. Complete an application for a duplicate title. Present proof of identification and notarization if necessary. Pay the fee.

Is title hopping illegal in Texas? ›

Title jumping is illegal in every state.

Even if you purchase a vehicle and turn around the next day and sell it, you are legally required to transfer the title into your name.

Is title skipping a felony in Texas? ›

Yes, Jumping Titles is a felony and it is also illegal in all 50 states except in certain cases such as when someone has passed away and the family or next of kin wishes to sell the vehicle.

What is the penalty for title jumping in Texas? ›

Failure to title within the 30 days results in an automatic $25 penalty, plus another $25 for each month the title is late. There are no waivers for these penalties, which means the (YOUR COUNTY) county tax office and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles cannot reduce or forgive what you may owe.

Can you drive around without a title? ›

Throughout most of the United States it is illegal to buy, sell, or drive a car without a title. Like coasting a stop sign or not using a blinker, people get away with it all the time, but it's still illegal.

How much is an affidavit of loss for land title? ›

The document costs PHP 350 for a one-time purchase. Once purchased you have unlimited use and revisions of this type of document.

What happen if I lost my land title? ›

A: When your copy is lost, a new copy can be issued to you via basic court proceedings. You can initiate this by notifying the loss at the Registry of Deeds of the Land Registration Authority, specifically the registry of the locale in which your land with the lost title is located.

How do you get a paper title in Ohio? ›

Liens on a Title
  1. You will need to apply for a paper title with the County Clerk of Courts Title Office and pay for title fees.
  2. When all requirements are satisfied, you will be issued a new (paper) title.

Can I get a title with a bill of sale in Ohio? ›

Remember that holding a bill of sale does not make you the legal owner of the car. The seller must first complete the assignment of ownership section on the back of their original title and then take it to the BMV.

Do I need a paper title to sell my car in Ohio? ›

Ohio law does not require a seller to obtain a physical title prior to selling their motor vehicle when the title record was previously electronic. Seller must complete the Ownership Assignment and Title Application for Casual Sale (BMV 3770) in the presence of a deputy clerk or notary public.

Can I take ownership of an abandoned vehicle in Ohio? ›

Abandoned vehicles are an all too common problem for owners of repair garages, towing services, and storage facilities. Fortunately, Ohio law allows these businesses to claim title to abandoned vehicles and if done properly, without the excessive cost of litigation to secure Court ordered title.

Can you get a title notarized without the buyer in Ohio? ›

No, only the seller must appear before the notary public if notarizing “assignment of ownership” portion on the back of the title. This section must be complete including purchase price, buyer's name/address, date of transfer and current mileage.

Can I register a vehicle even if my name is not on the title in Ohio? ›

Yes, HOWEVER, you will need required documents in order to register the vehicle if your name is not on the title. 1. Have the purchaser sign the back of the title where it says Buyer Signature/Purchaser Signature.

What happens if you lose the title to your car in NY? ›

To get a New York replacement title, you must complete an application for duplicate title form called MV-902 and show proof of identity such as NY driver's license or U.S. passport. Due to COVID-19, you may have to contact your local DMV office to check if you need an appointment before heading there.

How long does it take to get new titles? ›

Titles are normally issued within 10 – 15 days from the date the application and supporting documents are received by the Department and all required documentation is correct. What vehicles are required to be titled in the State of Alabama?

How long does it take to do a title search in NY? ›

Title searches in New York usually take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. The timeframe can vary depending on the specific information you're looking for, how far back we need to search, and if your title search is in a remote county that is rarely visited.

How do I get a title for a car without a title in NY? ›

Non-titled vehicles

The DMV must verify that the vehicle was registered to the current owner. The current owner must provide proof of identity (see proofs of identity). There is a fee $10 for form MV-353. The current owner can use form MV-353 and a bill of sale.

How long does it take to get a duplicate title in NV? ›

Alternately, they may complete a Lien Release and you may submit this with an Application for Duplicate Title. If your vehicle was last titled in Nevada and there are no liens, you may mail an application or drop it off in person at a DMV office. Your title will be mailed in approximately 6 weeks.

How old does a car have to be to not need a title in NY? ›

FYI: New York does not issue a title certificate for any motor vehicle made in 1972 or earlier. If you have lost or had your title stolen, you'll need to submit an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title form MV-902 and pay the associated fees prior to selling the car.

Can I title a car without registering it in NY? ›

If you only want the vehicle's title and prefer not to register your vehicle, you need to use the Application for Title (Form MV-82TON). Keep in mind, you can't drive a vehicle in New York without a NY registration.

How long does it take to get a certificate of title? ›

The average Title is processed in 10.8 working days, compared to the peak of 14.9 working days in January 2022.

How long will it take for a replacement title to come in if it says title has been printed in Texas? ›

Getting A Duplicate Car Title

To request a duplicate title, visit a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Secretary of State (SOS), either in person or online. It can take around 30 days or more to get a duplicate title in the mail.

How to do a title search in New York? ›

How To Do a Title Search In NY
  1. Check Public Records. One of the easiest ways to perform a title search in NY is to check the public records of the house. ...
  2. Hire a Title Company. ...
  3. Use Your Local County Appraiser's Site. ...
  4. Check With the Public Recorder. ...
  5. Look For Liens and Judgments. ...
  6. Examine the Title History.
Nov 16, 2022

Who orders title search in NY? ›

First, the attorney will order a title report to see if there are any issues that sellers must resolve before a closing. These may include liens or violations against the property.

Is title insurance required in NY? ›

New York State law does not require a purchaser of a home to acquire title insurance; however, title insurance is often purchased by the home buyer because it eliminates risks associated with title problems. 2) Yes.

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