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Replace a title certificate

Before You Start

To replace a title certificate, you will need the

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Hull Identification Number (HIN)
  • model year  and vehicle make (Ford, Dodge)
  • date of birth of the owner (if the owner is a person and not a business)
  • ZIP Code for the registration mailing address

How do I replace a title certificate?

You can replace a title certificate online, by mail or at a DMV office.  

The fastest and easiest way is to do it online.  You can choose to have DMV send it to you by express mail (this will cost extra, and you’ll need to sign for the delivery).


How can I replace my title certificate online?

To replace your title certificate online

  • you must be the owner of the vehicle or boat
  • you must have a current U.S. address on file with the DMV 1
  • there can be no other changes to the information listed on the title certificate

You cannot order a title certificate online if

  • the vehicle is registered or titled in another state
  • a title certificate was processed within the last 15 days
  • the title certificate is
    • a duplicate title certificate with a lien removed
    • an original or amended title certificate
    • in the name of a deceased owner
    • ordered using a Power of Attorney

 You will need to provide this information

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or for a boat the Hull Identification Number (HIN)
  • model year and make of the vehicle (Ford, Dodge, etc.)
  • date of birth of the owner (if the owner is a person and not a business)
  • ZIP Code for the registration mailing address - please note that express mail is not available for all locations 2


When do title certicates ordered online get printed and mailed?

Printing and mailing times for title certificates ordered online are as follows

  • If your order is processed before 8 p.m. Eastern Time, your title certificate will be printed on the first business day after your order and mailed on the second business day. For example, a title ordered before 8 p.m. on Tuesday is printed on Wednesday and mailed on Thursday.
  • If you order on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday after 8 p.m. Eastern Time, your title certificate will be printed two business days after your order and mailed on the third business day. For example, a title ordered after 8 p.m. on Tuesday is printed on Thursday and mailed on Friday.
  • If you order on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, your title certificate will be printed on Monday. For example, a title ordered on Friday is printed on Monday and mailed on Tuesday.


Can I replace my title certificate online if I need to change my address?

Your mailing address on DMV files must be current. You cannot change your address during the transaction. You can first change your address online  and then replace your title.

Note: If you file a request with the US Postal Service (USPS) to forward mail there, is no guarantee that the USPS will forward all DMV documents to the new address.


How can I order my title certificate by mail?

Send these items to the DMV

To receive your title by standard mail, mail to

Title Bureau
NYS DMV
PO Box 2750
Albany, NY 12220-0750

To send and receive the application by express mail service, use the address below. 

Duplicate Title Certificates
NYS DMV
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228

 Use the Title Service Bureau phone number, (518) 486-4714, on your express mail bill.


Can I replace my title certificate at a DMV office?

Yes. Bring a completed Application for Duplicate Title (MV-902) to a DMV office, along with proof of identity and payment for $20.00 the title replacement fee.

 

How do I apply for a title certificate only, and not for a registration or vehicle plates?

Use the Application for Title Only (MV-82TON). Follow the instructions carefully.

Do not use Application for Title Only to

  • apply for both a vehicle registration and a title certificate at the same time
  • replace a lost title certificate
  • 1. Your duplicate title certificate will be sent to the address on file at the DMV. If you moved, learn how to change your address.
  • 2. The transaction will tell you if express mailing is not available at your address.

Before You Start

To replace a title certificate, you will need the

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Hull Identification Number (HIN)
  • model year  and vehicle make (Ford, Dodge)
  • date of birth of the owner (if the owner is a person and not a business)
  • ZIP Code for the registration mailing address

Do it by mail

Send these items to the DMV

  • a completed the Application for Duplicate Title (MV-902)
  • proof of identity
  • a personal check or money order for $20 payable to ‘Commissioner of Motor Vehicles’

To receive your title by standard mail, mail to

Title Bureau
NYS DMV
PO Box 2750
Albany, NY 12220-0750

To send the application by express mail service, mail to

Duplicate Title Certificates
NYS DMV
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228 

Use the Title Service Bureau phone number, (518) 486-4714, on your express mail bill.

 

Do it at the DMV

Bring a completed Application for Duplicate Title (MV-902) to a DMV office, along with proof of identity and payment for $20.00 the title replacement fee.

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.