How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Ohio
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
- Carry a photo ID, registration or any form of proof to verify the vehicle identification number to apply in person.
- If your original title is damaged or mutilated, you must return the original title when applying for a replacement.
- Either a lien holder of the vehicle or vehicle owner(s) must apply in person at any Clerk of Courts Title Office.