How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Washington
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 Affidavit of Loss Form, signed by the owner/s.
- Once completed, you must have the application form properly notarized.
- If your original title is damaged or mutilated, you must return the original title when applying for a replacement.
- If your title shows a lien holder, a completed and notarized application has to be made by the lien holder.
Along with your application form and the other materials, you must submit a $9 duplicate title fee. An additional service fee is charged in case you submit the application in person. Payment is accepted in the form of checks and money orders for mailed applications and in check or cash for applications made in person.
SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
You can submit the application and fees for a duplicate title in person at your local vehicle licensing office, or mail the package to:
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9909
Olympia, Washington 98507-8500