Obtaining a Duplicate Title

If your California car title has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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Online application assistance services in California can facilitate the processes involved in many DMV related services by providing invaluable information and step-by-step instruction on how best to proceed. Whether you are looking to renew, replace or get a new CA title, online application assistance services can help with these and many more. Other benefits include one-click access to an entire inventory of official California forms and publications, as well as other useful CA resources.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Obtaining a Duplicate Title

Losing your car title can be a pain, but if you live in California it is easily fixable. You can apply for a duplicate title either by mail or in person at any DMV office.

If your title is lost or stolen in California, you will need to complete and sign an application for a duplicate title. You will be required to pay a $15 duplicate fee and present certain proofs of identification and ownership. For more information regarding your motor vehicle tags and titles, visit http://dmv.ca.gov/portal/home/dmv.htm.