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How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Texas

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.


  1. Complete the Application for a Certified Copy of a Texas Certificate of Title making sure to indicate on the form that you are applying for a duplicate title.
  2. If your title shows a lien holder, the lien holder must complete the form for a new title.
  3. If you are unable to apply for the title yourself, then you can provide a Power of Attorney. The person signing the form will need to provide a copy of your photo ID as well as his.


Along with your application form and the other materials, you must submit a $2.00 duplicate title fee, if you are mailing the form. If applying in person, you will have to pay $5.45. Checks, cashier checks and money orders should be payable to the Texas Department of Transportation.


You can submit the application and fees for a duplicate title in person or mail them to the Vehicle Titles and Registration Regional Offices closest to you.


Reviews of How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Texas

my father purchased a used car from an individual but never changed the title over and passed away and he passed away over a year ago how what are the steps to take I found a copy of the title but what do I do to get an original

We bought a popup camper a few year ago, we are the 8 owners so now we would like to get a title for it. The lady that own it first has pass away we were told. So how can we get one?

The actual link address is before the parentheses. For some reason the address posted twice on my comment.

I paid off my vehicle and I never received the original title. How can I get an original title, as I am trying to sell my car?

I have a trailer register in Laredo TX but the title is from Florida,I buy this trailer New and is pay off. The title dont have my name in front just the back on the pursher,how I can replacesed this title so they come with my name and changed to TX title so if I want to sell the trailer I dont have any problems. thanks

the link above is broken. clicking 'Application for a Certified Copy of a Texas Certificate of Title" does not bring you to the application but instead to a blank screen.

can not ge form for app. of a replacement title. seems likethe site has been down a long time.

I need an application for a replacement title... I live in Colorado and did not realize that the title is in Texas. The form is blank and the phone number is not working as well. Can you email me a form? Thanks,

Jim 303.501.4161

When do you plan on fixing your site so an application to file for a duplicate title can be printed??

I have tried to download your application for a duplicate title for my car, the screen is blank. I have tried to download this several times at various times of the day with the same results. I have noticed that several other people have had the same results over the past few months. PLEASE repair. Thanks

your site dosent work all it shows is a blank screen when you try to print the form

you cannot open the link for the form.

website won't open

The link to your form is broken - I need to apply for a replacement title, please.

Thank you.