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Replacing a Lost Title In Texas

How to Replace a Lost Title in Texas

Are you wondering how to file for a lost title in Texas? Replacing a lost title is pretty easy in Texas, but there are a few things to note before we get into the step-by-step guide. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is in charge of car titles both new and duplicates in Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is in charge of licensing. 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. If there are multiple names on the title then all owners must sign the application.

Applying for a duplicate Texas Title - In Person at the DMV

You can apply for a duplicate Texas Car Title at a Texas DMV Regional Service Center, you will need to bring:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Such as a Driver License
  • Payment to cover the $5.45 fee
  • A completed/certified application for a certified copy of certificate of title

Applying for a duplicate Texas Title - By Mail

You can apply for a duplicate Texas Title by mailing the below documents to a Texas DMV Regional Service Center