Replace a title certificate

When applying for a replacement title at a DMV office, you will NOT be issued the replacement title while there.  All title certificates are printed in a secure facility in Albany and are mailed to the owner.  


Express mail

We can send you your replacement title by express mail. This will cost extra, and you will need to sign for the delivery.  Express mail is not available between Friday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 8:30 pm.



Online


To order 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
  • the vehicle must be registered and titled in New York State
  • there can be no other changes to the information listed on the title certificate


You cannot order online if

  • 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


Mailing times for titles  ordered online (Eastern Time)

OrderedPrintedMailed
Before 8 pmNext business day2nd business day
Monday - Thursday after 8 pm2 business days after ordered 3rd business day
Friday, Saturday or SundayMondayTuesday

Examples:

  • a title ordered before 8 p.m. on Tuesday is printed on Wednesday and mailed on Thursday
  • a title ordered after 8 p.m. on Tuesday is printed on Thursday and mailed on Friday

 

Your address

We mail your new title to the current address on your registration record. 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.

Replace title online

 

By mail


Send these items to the DMV


Receive by standard mail

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


Send and receive by express mail

Duplicate Title Certificates
NYSDMV
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228

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

 

At an office


Bring these items to a DMV office

Click to check/uncheck the box.a completed Application for Duplicate Title (MV-902)

Click to check/uncheck the box.proof of identity 2

Click to check/uncheck the box.$20.00 for the replacement fee

 

You will not get your new title at the DMV

When you apply for a replacement title at a DMV office, you will NOT be issued the replacement title while there.  All title certificates are printed in a secure facility in Albany and are mailed to the owner.  For this reason, the fastest and easiest way to apply for a replacement title is to do it online. 

 

Apply for a title certificate only 


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

Do not use 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.New York State Driver License, Learner Permit, or Non-Driver ID card that is current or not expired for more than 2 years can serve as proof of both identity and age.

    If you don’t have a New York State Driver License, Learner Permit, or Non-Driver ID, you can provide other kinds of proof

Before You Start

Please note that this transaction is currently offline

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
NYSDMV
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.

When applying for a replacement title at a DMV office, you will NOT be issued the replacement title while there.  All title certificates are printed in a secure facility in Albany and are mailed to the owner. For this reason, the fastest and easiest way to apply for a replacement title is to do it online. 

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