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. A vehicle is required to have a title in Maine if it is 15 years old or newer.
WHAT YOU NEED WHEN APPLYING FOR A DUPLICATE/REPLACEMENT TITLE
- Complete the Application for a Duplicate Title.
- Once completed it must be signed by the owner (if there are no liens).
- 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 a completed and notarized Lien Release form with your application.
Along with your application form and the other materials, you must submit the required title fee
. Checks and money orders should be payable to the Secretary of State. You may apply for speed processing of the application by submitting an additional fee of $10.
SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
You can submit the application and fees for a duplicate title at a branch office location
, or mail the package to:
Title Examination and Information Unit
29 State House Station