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Lost, stolen or damaged documents


Getting a duplicate title for a vehicle that is not financed

  • Visit your local motor vehicle agency and complete an application for a duplicate title
  • Show current or expired registration, proof of insurance or a certified registration record
  • Pay $60 fee (payable by American Express® card, MasterCard®, Visa® card, check, money order or cash)
  • If you are unable to visit your local agency, you may mail all of the above to the address on the application for duplicate title

NOTE: If a current or expired registration or proof of insurance is not available, you may apply for a certified registration record by either visiting a full service motor vehicle commission agency or mailing the application (DO-11A) to the Certified Information Unit PO Box 146, Trenton NJ 08666-0146. 

Getting a duplicate title for a vehicle that is financed

  • Visit your local motor vehicle agency and complete an application for a duplicate title
  • Show current or expired registration, proof of insurance or a certified registration record
  • Present statement from the current/past lien holder that includes the following:
    • Owner’s name
    • Vehicle information (make, year and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN))
    • Statement from the lien holder stating that the original title is not in his/her possession and that the vehicle was paid in full
  • Pay $60 fee (payable by American Express® card, MasterCard®, Visa® card, check, money order or cash)
  • If you are unable to visit your local agency, you may mail all of the above to the address on the application for duplicate title

*NOTE: Duplicate titles issued with a lien will be mailed to the lien holder.

NOTE: If a current or expired registration or proof of insurance is not available, you may apply for a certified registration record by either visiting a full service motor vehicle commission agency or mailing the application (DO-11A) to the Certified Information Unit PO Box 146, Trenton NJ 08666-0146. 


Getting a duplicate title for a vehicle that has no proof of ownership but was previously registered

  • Download a step-by-step guide (SS-130A) and complete all requirements
  • Mail documents and fee to:
    • New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
      Special Titles Section/Duplicate Titles
      PO Box 017
      Trenton, NJ 08666-0017
  • Contact MVC Special Titles at (609) 292-6500 ext. 5074 if you have any questions

Getting a duplicate title for a vehicle that is titled in your name but has no proof of ownership

  • Download a step-by-step guide (SS-130) and complete all requirements
  • Mail documents and fee to:
    • New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
      Special Titles Section/Duplicate Titles
      PO Box 017
      Trenton, NJ 08666-0017
  • Contact MVC Special Titles at (609) 292-6500 ext. 5074 if you have any questions

NOTE: If a current or expired registration or proof of insurance is not available, you may apply for a certified registration record by either visiting a full service motor vehicle commission agency or mailing the application (DO-11A) to the Certified Information Unit PO Box 146, Trenton NJ 08666-0146. 

Replacing a damaged title

  • Visit your local motor vehicle agency
  • Write a request for a replacement title including the following:
    • Reason for the damage to the title
    • Name and address of the owner(s)
    • Year, make and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    • Original title
  • Pay $60 replacement fee* (payable by American Express® card, MasterCard®, Visa® card, check, money order or cash)
  • If you are unable to visit your local agency, you may mail all of the above to the following address:

    Motor Vehicle Commission
    Database Correction Unit
    P.O. Box 141
    225 E. State Street
    Trenton, NJ 08666-0141
*Note: Fees for lost and damaged titles are regulated by law. A fine may be imposed if the individual who applies for a duplicate title knowingly has the original title.


If you are a Financial Institution and need a duplicate title*
    Visit your local motor vehicle agency with:
  • Completed, signed application for a duplicate title
  • Power of Attorney granting permission for employee to sign on behalf of the financial institution
  • $60 fee (payable by American Express® card, MasterCard®, Visa® card, check, money order or cash)
  • Copy of the financing contract, current or expired registration, proof of insurance or a certified registration record
  • Photocopy of existing NJ title, if applicable
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope

If unable to visit your local agency, you may mail all of the above to:

State of New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Commission
Special Services
P.O. Box 017
Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0017

*NOTE: If your company has changed names since the original title was processed and the name is not yet in the system, you cannot complete the request.

NOTE: If a current or expired registration or proof of insurance is not available, you may apply for a certified registration record by either visiting a full service motor vehicle commission agency or mailing the application (DO-11A) to the Certified Information Unit PO Box 146, Trenton NJ 08666-0146.


Common reasons for duplicate title application rejection

  • Duplicate application (ISM/SS-52) missing information/not completed
  • A lien release letter is needed because vehicle was financed and not marked as satisfied in MVC records
  • The $60 fee has not been received
  • All owners have not signed the duplicate application (ISM/SS-52) form (co-owners’ signature is missing)
  • Proof of ownership was not received. Acceptable proof is a current or expired registration and/or insurance card
  • Copy of driver license is required for all owners
  • Complete Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is needed