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What is a Duplicate Title for a Vehicle

A duplicate title for a vehicle is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a replacement, an exact copy of the current title. It doesn’t involve any name changes or address changes; it simply replicates the existing title.

How to Obtain a Duplicate Title
If you find yourself in possession of a vehicle without a title as a buyer, you’ll need to contact the prior owner to request a duplicate. Unfortunately, as a non-owner, you can’t request a duplicate title yourself. This means that if you’re not the current owner, a duplicate title won’t help you since it will be issued in someone else’s name.

The Process
If you’re the current owner seeking a duplicate title, the process is relatively straightforward. You can go directly to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) to initiate the request. The cost of obtaining a duplicate title is generally minimal, typically not exceeding $10 in most states.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your vehicle’s paperwork is in order, providing peace of mind and legal clarity regarding ownership.

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