Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
The damaged car title does not need to be returned to the Utah DMV. Upon signing the Application For Utah Car Title, the owner certifies that the vehicle title was stolen, lost, mutilated or made illegible. The original car title cannot be endorsed and transferred, used as collateral, or given to a lending association.

For further questions on misuse of a UT duplicate car title and consequences, please contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824.

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How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
If there is any reason to believe that a Utah car title was stolen, it is important to contact a local law enforcement office, either in person or by the phone. After reporting a stolen car title to the police, contact the DMV to notify them of the case. With both reports completed, a Utah car title replacement application and fee may then be mailed to the Division of Motor Vehicles Mail and Correspondence.

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How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
A duplicate car title can be obtained if a car title has been damaged, lost, or stolen. The duplicate Utah car title replacement can be requested via mail. Please note that standard mail rates may apply. The following must be provided:

The application and fee must be mailed to:

  • Division of Motor Vehicles

Mail and Correspondence

P.O. Box 30412

Salt Lake City, UT 84130

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How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
A salvaged vehicle, where the cost of repairing exceeds fair market value, will be issued a distinctive title referred to as a “branded” title. To obtain a brandedused car title, the insurer, state, or other jurisdiction is in primary charge to declare the car “salvaged.” The Application for Utah Title allows the option of selecting a salvage title.

In the case of branded titles and salvaged cars, contact the DMV via phone or email for specific instructions or procedures. The DMV can be contacted by phone at 801-297-7780 and 800-368-882 or by email at dmv@utah.gov.

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How do I transfer my car title between states?
For new Utah residents, the title transfer between states varies depending on the situation.

If an out-of-state leasing company or lien holder is holding the Certificate of Title, the Utah certificate of title is not necessary for an in-state registration. Instead provide the most recent registration, Safety and/or Emissions Inspection, and the VIN/HIN Inspection.

In other cases, simply provided the following:

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How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
In the case where an original car title is lost an Application for Duplicate Utah Title can be filled out to apply for a new car title. After completed, provide the following to complete the car title transfer:

  • Application for Utah Title (completed by vehicle buyer)
  • Safety and/or Emissions Inspection Certificates
  • Power of attorney, billing statement, and Utah sales tax number (provided by lessor only if the vehicle is leased)

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How do I transfer my car title?
To transfer a Utah car title, the process usually requires a set of documents and forms. When arriving at a local DMV office, the following must be provided:

  • Original Certificate of Title or a completed Application for Duplicate Utah Title (completed by vehicle seller)
  • Application for Utah Title (completed by vehicle buyer)
  • Safety and/or emissions inspection certificates
  • Power of attorney, billing statement, and Utah sales tax number (provided by lessor only if the vehicle is leased)

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How do I transfer the title of my RV?
RVs whose model years are of 2015 or older do not require a title in Utah, but may be titled upon the request of the owner. Campers/RVs that are dated 2015 or newer camper and registered in Utah, must be titled. To title the vehicle, provide the following to a local DMV office:

  • Evidence of ownership
  • Payment of sales/use tax
  • Payment of motor vehicle title fee
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections
  • Odometer statements
  • Property tax clearance

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How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
After submitting the requirements via mail for a UT car title replacement, the replacement may take up to three weeks. After mailing, the new car title may be processed within one week of the DMV receiving it. After it has been processed, the new title may take between seven to 10 days in the mail.

If the replacement title has not yet been received after three weeks, contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824.

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If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
In the case of a deceased family member, a variety of documents may be needed to transfer titles in Utah.Documents may include:

  • Original Certificate of Title
  • Application for Utah Title
  • Safety and/or emissions inspection certificates
  • Certificate of death
  • Testimony of will
  • Survivorship affidavit

Contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 800-368-8824 for additional documents and procedures needed for deceased title transfer

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What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
A UT title for a carserves as a documentation of evidence of car ownership. Most of the time, car titles are transferred when a vehicle is:

  • Bought.
  • Sold.
  • Inherited.
  • Donated.

Most car titles can be easily transferred with the appropriate documentation and forms. For information or inquiries regarding car title transfers contact the DMV Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 801-297-7780 or 800-368-8824.

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What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
To obtain a Utah car title copy, a $6 title fee is required to accompany the car title application. Since the application and fee must be mailed to the Division of Motor Vehicles standard mailing rates and postage may apply.

The Utah DMV will only accept cash or money order for the required fee. Once the fee payment and application is enclosed, mail it to the Division of Motor Vehicles Mail and Correspondence.

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What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
No documents are needed in order to request a Utah car title replacement. However, a completed Application For Utah Car Title must be submitted to the Utah DMV. It is important that the form is fully completed and accurate, failure to provide the information may result in application rejection.

Upon completing the application, enclose with it the required fee and mail the document and check/money order to theDivision of Motor VehiclesMail and Correspondence.

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What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
Each distinctive DMV car title transfer may vary. Nonetheless, a series of documents and forms must be presented in the majority of situations, including:

  • Certificate of Title (or Application for Duplicate Utah Title)
  • Safety and/or emissions inspection certificates
  • Lessor s power of attorney, billing statement, and Utah sales tax number (if vehicle is leased)
  • Application for Utah Title

It is important to note that title transfer documents vary. It is advisable to contact the DMV for more information on how to get car titlesat 801-297-7780 or 800-368-8824.

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What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
In the case of a damaged, stolen or lost car title, a replacement car title can be requested by filling out the Application For Utah Car Title. The form requires accurate information regarding:

  • Owner information
  • Vehicle information
  • Owner certification/signature
  • Lien holder information and lien release (if applicable)

The second part of the application may only be filled out in the case of releasing interest, reassignment of title or new owner.

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What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
If the original title is found and a person is now in possession of two titles of the same vehicle, it is recommended that the original be destroyed. Once an applicant applies fora duplicate vehicle title, the previous Utah title becomes void.

For further questions regarding original and duplicate titles, contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824.

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What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
All vehicles that are driven in Utah require to be titled. Since motorized scooters and motorcycles are considered to be motor vehicles, they require a UT DMV car title. The titling procedures for these vehicles require the following documentation:

  • Evidence of ownership
  • Payment of sales/use tax
  • Payment of motor vehicle title fee
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections
  • Odometer statements
  • Property tax clearance

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When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
A Bill of Sale must be completed upon the sale of a vehicle. The Bill of Sale, along with the certificate of title serves as evidence that the title has been legally transferred. It is recommended that the Bill of Sale be completed upon payment and all document transfers.

For further questions regarding seller-buyer circumstances, procedures, and documents contact the DMV via phone atv801-297-7780 and 800-368-8824 or by email at dmv@utah.gov.

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Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
The duplicate car title forms and fees may be mailed to the Division of Motor Vehicles Mail and Correspondence at:

Division of Motor Vehicles

Mail and Correspondence

P.O. Box 30412

Salt Lake City, UT 84130

When replacing car titles, lease allow one week for the UT DMV to process the application and seven to 10 days for the new replacement title to arrive in the mail.

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Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
No proof of insurance is necessary to replace a lost car title in Utah. The only requirements are:

Upon obtaining the form and fee, mail them to the Division of Motor Vehicles Mail and Correspondence.

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