How to Obtain a Title for a Car

Obtain the form from your local DMV office for a duplicate certificate of title. You can pick up this form from the DMV site, or download a PDF copy of the application to print and fill out.

Include all your correct information while filling out the application to ensure there is no delay once you file the form. You must include the original title number, the vehicle identification number (VIN), owner and co-owner information, valid driver's license or state-issue identification number, and proof that any liens on the vehicle have been satisfied.

Sign and date the application.

Write a check or obtain a money order for the exact amount of any fees required to acquire a new title and include it with your application. Do not send cash.

Mail the application and required fee to the main branch of your state's DMV office.

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