When you have everything ready, the Louisiana title replacement process is quick and easy.
Why would you require one? Well…
It could have been damaged or disfigured along the way, rendering it unreadable. Maybe it was stolen. Or perhaps you simply can’t find it.
In any case, if you ever intend to transfer ownership, you’ll want to get the title in order!
If your car title is lost, damaged, or stolen in Louisiana, you must replace it. In Louisiana, there are several ways to obtain a duplicate title, and this article will discuss your options.
How to Get or Replace a Duplicate Louisiana Title
You can replace your title in person at a Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) location. Duplicate LA titles are only available to the last registered owner, recorded lienholder, and others who can show handling process paperwork.
You’ll need to file a Vehicle Application (DPSMV 1799).
You must present your driver’s license or ID, as well as a copy of your registration certificate, and pay a $68.50 title fee and a $8 handling fee for the service. By filing an authorized statement on the application, you can have this document sent to someone who is not listed as the registered owner.
Other items you may need:
- A driver’s license or ID card
- The license plate number
- The vehicle’s VIN, year, make, and model
- The vehicle’s registration for proof of ownership
- Any lien details and power of attorney (if applicable)
While these items aren’t absolutely necessary, you should have them on hand in case you need to process other items at the DMV. These documents are also useful when making changes.
In order to replace a title in person, you must:
- Locate your local LA DMV
- Show proof of ID
- Submit your form
- Pay the application fee
After the clerk processes your order, you will be given a duplicate title. You’re finished!
Making Changes or Updating Information
When applying for a replacement or duplicate title, it is worthwhile to consider updating personal information. During the application process, you can make changes to your license number, address, and other information.
Is there a lien on the vehicle? Get the lienholder to sign an Affidavit of Non-Possession of Title by Lienholder, which allows them to update or transfer the title. If the property changes ownership during the application, you may be required to submit a document demonstrating the satisfaction of the lien as well.
You can also use this time to complete tasks such as transferring a title! We recommend cramming as much as possible into your trip to make your time at the DMV as easy and stress-free as possible.