What are the vehicle title fees in New York? New York

Titles and Fees

Whether you just purchased a new car from a private party or received a title transfer via gift, you will be required to obtain a vehicle title from the NY DMV. Besides submitting proper identification and documents, you'll also need to pay a title fee.

Depending on your title situation, you'll need to pay:

  • Initial car title fee: $50
  • Duplicate title (for any lost, damaged or mutilated title): $20
  • Remove lien from title: $20
  • Name change on car title: Free

Make the check or money order payable to "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles."

Title Timelines After Ordering

After applying, the New York DMV will deliver your new title by mail. You cannot pick it up at a DMV office. The wait times are as such:

  • Duplicate Title: 5-7 business days if you order online or in person; 6-8 business weeks if you order by mail.
  • Remove Lien from Title: 60-90 days.
  • Initial Title: Within 90 days.

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