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Texas Vehicle Title Replacement: Get a Duplicate TX Title

Looking to get a Texas (TX) car title replacement or duplicate? Click here to read about the Texas replacement title process.
Texas Vehicle Title Replacement: Get a Duplicate TX Title | PutInTheVIN.com

If you lose or destroy a Texas title, you can obtain a certified copy by following the steps below. If a lien is recorded, the lienholder must either fill out an application for a certified copy of the title or provide you with an original release of lien. There is a 30-day waiting time after the last certified copy of title was issued before applying for another.

It should be noted that a paid-off lien may still be recorded on the title. If this is the case, the lienholder must provide an original release of lien. Faxing or photocopying is not permitted.

How to Apply for a Duplicate Texas By Mail

The following are the steps for requesting a certified copy of a Texas title by mail:

  1. Fill out the Application for a Certified Copy of Title (Form VTR-34).
    • All of the recorded owners listed on the form must sign it.
    • Include a copy of each owner’s photo ID.
    • Include a $2 check, money order, or cashier’s check made out to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
    • A letter of signature authority on original letterhead, a business card, or a copy of the agent’s employee ID must also be given by an agent of the owner or lienholder.
    • If a lien is still on file, you need an original release of lien letter.
  2. Mail the application to the address listed below.

Mailing Address
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
1601 Southwest Parkway, Suite A
Wichita Falls, TX 76302

Send your Application for a Certified Copy of Title (Form VTR-34) to the address above to receive a duplicate Texas title.

How to Apply for a Duplicate Texas in Person

The following are the steps for requesting a certified copy of a Texas title in person:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the nearest TxDMV Regional Service Center.
  2. Fill out the Application for a Certified Copy of Title (Form VTR-34).
    • All of the recorded owners listed on the form must sign it.
    • Be sure to bring/provide a copy of each owner’s photo ID.
  3. When showing up for your scheduled appointment, be sure to bring the following:
    • A copy of each owner’s photo ID.
    • A $5.45 fee by check, cash or money order (no debit or credit cards will be accepted).
    • An agent of the owner or lienholder must also provide a letter of signature authority on original letterhead, a business card or a copy of the agent’s employee ID.
    • An original release of lien letter is required if a lien is still on record.

Special Situations When Applying for a Duplicate Texas Title

Vehicle Titled in the Name of a Business

If the motor vehicle is titled in the name of a business, government entity, leasing company, lienholder or organization, in addition to acceptable identification, an original business card of the agent or authorization on company letterhead matching the identification of the employee or agent is required. This authorization letter must be signed by someone other than the agent signing for the applicant.

Vehicle Titled in the Name of a Trust

If the car is registered in the name of a trust, the trustee making the application must show current identification. For the trustee(s) who are allowed to sign, the application should also include one of the following:

  • Affidavit of Trust,
  • Statement of Fact for a Trust, or
  • Original or certified copy of the trust agreement.

If the title application is signed with a Power of Attorney, in addition to the above requirements, you must also provide the following:

  • Current identification that matches the person or employee of the entity named in the power of attorney,
  • Acceptable current identification of the owner(s) or lienholder, and,
  • If provided to a business, an original business card or authorization written on the letterhead of an entity named as power of attorney that matches the identification of the employee.

NOTE: Businesses with power of attorney must show a letter of signature authority on original letterhead, a business card, or a copy of an employee ID.

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