How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in West Virginia
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 Duplicate Title for a Vehicle or Watercraft (DMV-4-TR) form, mentioning the reason for requesting the duplicate.
- Provide basic information about yourself and your vehicle.
- Lien holder information must be provided, even if the lien has been paid off.
- You will also need a copy of your driver's licence.
Along with your affidavit and the other materials, you must submit a $10 duplicate title fee.
SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
You can submit the application and fees for a duplicate title at your DMV Regional Office, or mail the package to:
Department of Transportation
Division of Motor Vehicles
Building 3, Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25317