How do I get a duplicate car title in California?

I’m applying for a car title loan, but I lost my title! I need to get a duplicate as soon as possible. What steps do I need to take to get a duplicate car title in California?

Answer
Car titles are important documents, but they’re easy to misplace. Luckily, getting a new one is relatively easy!
Follow these steps to get a duplicate car title in California:
  • Complete an Application for a Duplicate Title Form (Form REG 227).
  • Pay a $20 fee for the duplicate title.
  • Mail or bring the application form and fee to your local DMV.
Here’s the information you’ll need to fill out the application:
  • Driver’s license
  • License plate number
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Vehicle make and year
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Titleholder release form (Form REG 166) if you’ve paid off your loan
  • Lienholder information if you haven’t paid off the loan
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 23, 2021
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