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How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Mexico

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 Duplicate Certificate of Title form.
  2. If you are absent for some reason, a legal, authorized person can get a replaced title with a notarized power of attorney from you.
  3. You need to carry your driver's license and current registration, or mail copies of the same if you are out of New Mexico.
  4. If your original title is damaged or mutilated, you must return the original title when applying for a replacement.
  5. If your title shows a lien holder, you must include a completed lien release with your application.

FEES

Along with your application form and the other materials, you must submit a $16.50 duplicate title fee. Checks and money orders should be payable to the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division.

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION

You can submit the application and fees for a duplicate title at your local MVD field office, or if out of New Mexico, you can mail the package to:
Motor Vehicle Division
Services Bureau
P.O. Box 1028
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028    

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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