Because your title proves that you are your vehicle’s legal owner, you should always keep it in a safe place. This document is required when selling or registering your car for the first time. If you ever misplace or damage your Nevada title, you can get a duplicate from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.
You can apply for a duplicate title if the title was issued in Nevada and the vehicle is not leased or has a lienholder or a loan. Please remember that the application must be completed by the vehicle’s legal owner on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- The owner of the vehicle is the lienholder, if applicable. The lessor is the owner if the vehicle is leased and there is no lienholder.
- If there is no lienholder or lessor, the owner of the record is the registered owner.
- If the original title was issued with “AND” between the owners’ names, all owners must sign all documents.
- A company stamp or printed name of the company is required if the title was issued in the name of a company, along with the signature and title of an authorized company representative.
How to Get or Replace a Duplicate Nevada Title
Requests for a duplicate Nevada title can be made by mail or in person at your local Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office. If your vehicle is titled in another state, you must obtain a duplicate from that state.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate title in Nevada?
When registering a vehicle in Nevada, the title fee is $20.00 if the vehicle will remain in Nevada. However, if the vehicle is not physically located or registered in Nevada, the title fee is $35.00. In addition, any complete change of ownership for a title transaction includes a title processing fee of $8.25.
|Complete Change of Ownership on Any Vehicle||$28.25|
|Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title Sent to a Nevada Address||$20.00|
|Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title Sent Out of State||$35.00|
|Add/Drop Legal Owners Without a Complete Change of Ownership||$20.00|
|Change an Out-of-State Title to Nevada With No Change of Ownership||$20.00|
|Expedited Processing Fee (in addition to title fees)||$20.00|
|Expedited Shipping Fee (in addition to title fees)||$20.00|
Items Required to Get a Duplicate Nevada Title
You must complete an Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title (Form VP 012) to obtain a duplicate title. You must also have your driver’s license or a valid photo I.D. and a copy of your Nevada registration certificate.
All Nevada title replacement application forms and affidavits must be notarized or witnessed by an authorized Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Representative.
Other items you may need:
- License Plate Number
- Vehicle’s VIN, Year, Make, and Model
- Proof of Insurance
- If the lien on a printed title has been fully paid, the registered owner will need an original, notarized Lien Release (Form VP 186). (if applicable)
- When an electronic title’s lien has been fully paid, the registered owner must request the lien holder to release the lien electronically. After completing this step, a title will be mailed to the registered owner. (if applicable)
- You must provide a written statement if you need a duplicate title to be sent to a different state. The statement must include the vehicle description, VIN, year, and make. The statement must come from the agency in the other state responsible for issuing vehicle titles and registrations. They must verify that the Nevada Certificate of Title has not been surrendered to them. (if applicable)
Vehicle Titles with a Lienholder, Lease, or Loan
If your vehicle title indicates that there is a lienholder, leasing agency, or loan, it is necessary to get in touch with the lienholder so that they can request a duplicate title. If the lien has been cleared and the title was issued in Nevada, you can submit a Lien Release (Form VP 186), eliminating the lienholder from the paper title. If your title is electronic, the lienholder must remove their lien electronically.
Vehicle Titles with no Lienholder, Lease, or Loan
How to Get a Duplicate Nevada Title In Person
To replace a title in person, you must:
- Locate your local Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office.
- Show ID and proof of vehicle ownership.
- Submit your Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title (Form VP 012).
- You must get the form notarized before submitting it at your local DMV office.
- Pay the title fee.
How to Get a Duplicate Nevada Title by Mail
To replace a title by mail, you must:
- Fill out your Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title (Form VP 012).
- Before sending the form to your local DMV office, you must get it notarized.
- Include an accepted form of payment for the title fee.
- Send the form and payment to the address provided below.
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Title Section
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
By mail, payment methods accepted are:
- Money Order
Ensure that you write the recipient as DMV when you make the payment.
Expedited Title Service
You can also request expedited processing for your duplicate Nevada Title. For this, you will need the following:
- A completed Application for Expedited Processing of Nevada Title (Form VP 265)
- A $20 per title expedited title processing fee plus a $20 per package fee for expedited title shipping replacing an out-of-state title.
How long does it take to get a duplicate title in Nevada?
Local DMV offices accept title transactions but do not issue titles over the counter. All Nevada titles are mailed from Carson City once processing is complete.
If you have submitted your request in person or by mail, your new title will be delivered within six weeks.
To speed up the processing and delivery of your title, you can complete the Application for Expedited Processing of Nevada Title (Form VP 265) and opt for Federal Express delivery. Please note that there will be extra charges for this service.
|Form Name||Form Number||Description|
|Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title||Form VP 012||To get a duplicate Nevada vehicle title, use this form to request it from the Department of Motor Vehicles.|
|Application for Expedited Processing of Nevada Title||Form VP 265||Use this form to expedite the processing and/or shipping of your title for additional fee(s).|
|Lien Release||Form VP 186||Use this form to release an ownership interest held by a financial institution or other third party.|