How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New York
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 Application for Duplicate Title, making sure to indicate on the form that you are applying for a duplicate title.
- Attach copies of proof of identification.
- If your original title is damaged or mutilated, you must return the original title when applying for a replacement.
FEESAlong with your application form and the other materials, you must submit a $20 duplicate title fee.
SUBMITTING THE APPLICATIONYou could submit the application by mail, online or in person.
By MailFor regular postal service, mail the package with the fee check payable to the New York State Department of Motor vehicles to:
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Title Bureau P.O. Box 2750 Albany, New York 12220-0750For express mail use the address:
Duplicate Title Certificates New York State Department of Motor Vehicles 6 Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12228
Your title will take 6-8 weeks to arrive.