How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Florida
You may apply for a duplicate vehicle title if your original title is lost, stolen, or damaged. A vehicle with a missing title cannot be bought or sold, so owners must apply for and obtain a replacement before they can sell their vehicle.
WHAT YOU NEED WHEN APPLYING FOR A DUPLICATE/REPLACEMENT TITLE
- Complete the duplicate title form, making sure to indicate on the form that you are applying for a duplicate title.
- If your original title is damaged or mutilated, you must return the original title when applying for a replacement.
- If your title shows a lienholder, you must include proof that the lien has been paid.
Along with your application form and the other materials, you need to pay $75.25 for an electronic copy or $77.75 for a paper copy of the duplicate title fee. Checks and money orders should be payable to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. Personal checks must include your name, address, date of birth, and driver license number.
SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
You can submit the application and fees for a duplicate title at your local county tax collector's office. You will receive the title in the mail. Florida's DMV also offers expedited service. For an extra $7, they will hand you a replacement title on the spot.