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Department of Motor Vehicles

Replace a Title Certificate Online

To replace a title certificate:

  • you must be the owner of the vehicle or boat
  • you must have a current U.S. address on file with the DMV
  • 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 requesting removal of a lien
    • an original or amended title certificate
    • in the name of a deceased owner
    • ordered using a Power of Attorney


Replace Online 

You can also renew in person or by mail. When you apply for a replacement title at a DMV office, we will NOT hand you a new title while you are there; we print all title certificates in a secure facility in Albany and mail them to the vehicle owner.

Mailing Times

Mailing times for titled ordered online (Eastern Time)

Before 8 pmNext business day2nd business day
Monday - Thursday after 8 pm2 business days after ordered3rd business day
Friday, Saturday or SundayMondayTuesday



  • 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

A 'business day' is a weekday that is not a state holiday.  If you order your title certificate during or before a weekend and/or a state holiday, the title certificate cannot be processed until the next business day after the weekend and/or state holiday.

An online transaction can only be canceled on the same day it was ordered.


We mail to the address on the title record

We mail your new title to the current address on your title record.  If the registration for your vehicle is in your name, you can first change your address online and then replace your title.  If you have allowed someone else to register your vehicle, you cannot change the address on your title record online.  Please contact the Title Services Bureau at 1-518-486-4714 to update the address on 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 your DMV documents to the new address.  Please make certain your contact information with the DMV is up to date.


Request express mail

We can send you your replacement title by express mail. This will cost extra.  Express mail is not available between Friday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 8:30 pm. Sending us an application by express mail will not decrease the time it takes to review your application or issue the replacement title.

Order By Mail

Send these items to the DMV

Mail to

Receive by standard mail

Title Bureau
PO Box 2750
Albany, NY 12220-0750

Receive by express mail

Duplicate Title Certificates
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228


Use the Title Service Bureau phone number, 1-518-486-4714, on your express mail bill.

(Sending an application express mail will not decrease the time it takes to review the application or issue the replacement title.)

At an Office

Bring these items to a DMV office

  • a completed Application for Duplicate Title (PDF) (MV-902)
  • proof of identity: A 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. ;
  • $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. 


Office Procedures Have Changed Due to COVID-19

More Information

Apply for a title certificate only 

Use the Application for Title Only (PDF) (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


Deceased owner

Read information about transferring ownership when the previous owner is deceased