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How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Iowa

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

  1. Complete the [ Application for Replacement of Iowa Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle].
  2. If the vehicle has multiple ownerships, be sure to include the names of all title holders.
  3. If your title shows a lienholder, the replacement application should be submitted by the lienholder or otherwise a notarized [ Cancellation of Security Interest form] needs to be included with your application.

FEES

Along with your application form and the other materials, you must submit a $15 replacement title fee. Your local Iowa County Treasurers' Office can furnish details on accepted methods of payment.

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION

You can submit the application and fees for a replacement title at your Iowa County Treasurers' Office, or mail the package to:

Iowa Department of Transportation

Office of Vehicle Services

Box 9278

Des Moines IA 50306-9278

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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