How long does it take to replace a lost title?

That depends on your state, but you should allow about three to four weeks to receive your new duplicate title in the mail. (Make sure the DMV has your current address on file; if not, first complete a change of address form because most DMVs do not allow its mail to be forwarded.)

A lost title requires as little as a trip to the motor vehicles department, a form, and a nominal fee, or as much as a court-order to prove you’re the rightful owner. A lost car title should be replaced as soon as you realize it's missing, in case you ever need to sell your car or prove ownership.

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