Is there a problem with your vehicle’s Georgia title? Was it misplaced, damaged, or stolen? If so, you should apply for a duplicate Georgia title through Georgia’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
If you ever intend to transfer ownership of your vehicle, having the title in order is important. This is the legal document that proves you own the vehicle. You can’t sell it, donate it, or complete your vehicle registration or renewals without it, so keep it safe!
What will I need to get a duplicate title in Georgia?
To obtain a replacement title in Georgia, you must gather all of the necessary information and documents, which include the following:
- A Completed Motor Vehicle Title/Tag Application (Form MV-1)
- Application must be in the same name(s) as the title that has been lost, stolen, or mutilated.
- If there is more than one owner, each owner must sign their name individually.
- Do not list or record any lien release or security interest information on your application.
- Current, Valid Georgia Driver’s License or an ID Card
- $8.00 Duplicate Title Fee
What if there is a lien on the vehicle when I apply for a duplicate Georgia Title?
Any new lien must be listed in the “Lienholder Information” section of the Motor Vehicle Title/Tag Application (Form MV-1).
If your vehicle has a lien or security interest that has already been paid/satisfied at the time of application, each lienholder must complete a Notice of Satisfaction of Security Interest or Lien Holder’s Affidavit (Form T-4) to acknowledge that the lien has been paid off.
NOTE: If you did not apply for a clear title when your lien was satisfied, the Georgia MVD will still have the lien recorded on your title.
NOTE: A lien release is not required if the lien is 10 years old or older, or if the vehicle is more than 12 years old and the lien is 4 years old. This does not, however, apply to mobile homes, cranes, or vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds.
How can I apply to get a duplicate title in Georgia?
In Georgia, you can apply for a duplicate title in person, or by mail.
Apply by Mail
For mail applications, include a filled out copy of the Motor Vehicle Title/Tag Application (Form MV-1) as well as the $8.00 application fee.
Make your check or money order out to the Georgia Motor Vehicle Division.
Send your form and fee to:
ATTN: Dealer Section
DOR/Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 740381
Atlanta, GA 30374-0381
NOTE: If the owner(s) has/have moved out of state, a copy of a current valid out of state driver’s license issued to the owner(s) must accompany any request sent in by mail, along with an original signed Motor Vehicle Title/Tag Application (Form MV-1).
Apply in Person
All owners listed on the original title will need to go to your local Georgia MVD Location to complete the application or you’ll need to get a limited power-of-attorney from those who can’t appear in person.
How long does it take to get a replacement title in Georgia?
If you submit application by mail, you should expect to receive the title within 7 to 10 business days, though it may arrive sooner.
If you submit your application in person, the duplicate title is processed the same day.
Georgia Vehicle Title Forms
|Form MV-1||Motor Vehicle Title/Tag Application||Application to title and register your car with the Georgia MVD.|
|Form T-4||Notice of Satisfaction of Security Interest or Lien Holder’s Affidavit||Use this form to notify the Georgia MVD of a lien release on a vehicle you’re replacing or transferring the title on.|