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Instructions for getting a Replacement Lost Car Title

So you need to get a title for your car, and all you have is a bill of sale. You may have run into some difficulty because, in most states, they require more than just a bill of sale to get you a legal title in your name. Fortunately, you can do it yourself without having to pay any companies to get a title for your car.

  • Step 1: Accessing the Vermont DMV Website
    The first step in the process is to go to the Vermont DMV website. Make sure it’s the actual government website from Vermont. Look for the official website, which typically has a “.gov” domain. Once you’re on the correct website, navigate to the necessary form for obtaining a title.
  • Step 2: Downloading the Form
    Download the required form from the Vermont DMV website. There should be a specific form for requesting a title. You can fill it out online or download it to fill out manually. Alternatively, you can also find this form on websites like
  • Step 3: Submitting the Form and Payment
    Fill out the form accurately and completely. Then, send it, along with any required fees, to the state of Vermont. The fee is usually around $40, but it may vary depending on the type of vehicle you have. Once processed, the state will send you what’s called a registration title, which serves as the legal ownership document.

Exchanging for a Title in Your State
Once you receive the registration title in the mail, the next step is to take it to your local state DMV office. There, you can exchange it for a legal title in your state and in your name. This step finalizes the process, providing you with a full, clear title for the car.

Final Notes
Remember, you don’t have to be from Vermont, and the car doesn’t have to be from Vermont either. This process is simply a legal avenue offered by the state of Vermont that allows you to obtain a title in your name. You can handle the entire process yourself without having to pay any outside service fees. It’s a straightforward, direct consumer process that anyone can utilize.

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