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DMV Title Replacement

The Department of motor vehicles has 4 ways to request a replacement title.

  1. Apply for it in person at your local DMV office. Click here to locate your nearest office.

  2. If you’re a member of AAA you can apply for it in person. Click here to locate your nearest AAA office.

  3. Mail your required documents & money order to the Department of motor vehicles: DMV ROD, PO BOX 111, SACRAMENTO, CA 924211

  4. Visit Quick Auto Tags or your nearest business partner and process it in person.

When You Cannot Request A Duplicate title

  1. If there is a lien holder on the record. A lien release letter must be received in order for you to be able to get a new title under your name.

  2. If you purchased a vehicle and you lost the title – the previous owner is still the owner on the record – you cannot replace the title – you have to transfer the vehicle into your name.

Can I Request a Title with Power of attorney?

The DMV allows individuals that have power of attorney to order replacement titles.

Which Form Needs to Be Completed to order a Replacement Title?

  • The duplicate title form, also known as the REG 227 (shown below) is the form that needs to be completed by the registered owner or legal owner.

  • The DMV 14 form if you need to update the contact information/mailing address.

  • The REG 5065 form if you employ the services of Quick Auto Tags or other registration services.

  • In cases where the DMV is asking for

Which Sections Need to Be completed on the REG 227?

  • Section 1 needs to be completed

  • Section 3 needs to be completed & signed

Note: Section 2 should be blank – you cannot order a replacement title if there is a legal owner.

Note: the Reg 227 form is a 2-page application – only the first page needs to be complete.

Updating my Mailing Address.

If the address on the record needs to be updated you must visit the DMV office in person.

You’re Out of State & Cannot Visit a DMV office Personally

Quick Auto Tags and other online services like ours make it extremely easy and accessible to order a replacement title. Mail all of your documents to 5586 Mission Blvd, Riverside, CA 92509.

How Much Do I Have to Pay To Get a Replacement title?

The DMV will charge you $23 for a duplicate title. This does not include a fee that has to be paid if you employ the services of a registration service. to get the new title.

Tips to Order Replacement Titles

  • Make sure that the REG 227 form is completed with all the owners listed on the registration card. Additionally, make sure to add the contact information on the forms to be able to be contacted in case there needs to be clarification or translation on the paperwork.

  • Make sure that the Vehicle identification number is completely written out on the REG 227 form along with the driver’s license number and owner’s information.

  • Make sure the check or money order is payable to the DMV. Furthermore, make sure that the VIN number is written out completely on the check.

What to Do Once you Get your Original Title

It is advisable that you keep your new title in a secure place. Additionally, do not endorse or sign off on the title if it is not being sold to anyone.