When you need to request a duplicate or replacement title for the vehicles on your dealer lot, you have two choices. You can either request them from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the Secretary of State Office (SOS), or you can allow the team at Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana to take care of this task on your behalf. While each situation is unique, typically the steps below are what you need to follow in order to obtain a duplicate vehicle title.

How Can I Get Duplicate Vehicle Titles for My Vehicle Dealership?

See Your Local DMV or SOS

Your first step in obtaining a duplicate title for a vehicle is to visit either your local DMV or SOS office. Many of these agencies allow you to make an appointment online or, often, you can request a duplicate title through their website services. 

Pay the Fee

When you need a duplicate or replacement title, there is typically a fee for this service. The cost does vary by state. You will need to explain or give a legitimate reason as to why you need a duplicate title. Once you have completed all the paperwork and paid the fee, it can take anywhere from two weeks to 30 days to receive it in the mail.

Bring the Right Documents

Be sure to have all the vehicle documents you need before arriving at the DMV or SOS. You can probably check the state’s website to find out the exact papers you must have to request a duplicate title. Typically, you will need the following papers and documents:

  • Driver’s license
  • Proof of ownership
  • Reason for requesting a duplicate
  • Vehicle information like mileage, VIN number, and other data

Save Time with Consolidated Automotive

Our job is to make your job easier by quickly and efficiently processing paperwork that often delays the sale of vehicles. When you need a duplicate title, call us at (812) 988-8300. We work with DMVs across all 50 states and look forward to helping you with your duplicate titles, lien placements, corrected titles, salvage titles, heavy equipment titles, and more.  

Source: “Lost My Car’s Title: How to Get a Duplicate.” Web article. CarsDirect. 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 08 Aug. 2021.