Arizona Title Replacement: How to Replace Your Lost Title

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If you live in Arizona and are in need of a title replacement, the process can be overwhelming and confusing. Understanding title laws and having knowledge about the correct documents to provide for replacing your lost car or motorcycle title is key.

A vehicle doesn’t have many purposes without its title.

By not having a title, you’re restricted from selling and trading. Or, using it as collateral in a loan application. This is quite the trouble because you can’t technically prove ownership of the vehicle!

Arizona requires you to replace a car title if lost, damaged, or stolen. You can get a duplicate title a few ways in Arizona. This article will share the options you have.

What’s Needed to Replace a Car’s Title in Arizona (or Get a Duplicate)

You can replace your vehicle’s title in person at a local AZ MVD location. Mail-in options are available, too, providing a quick-and-easy way to get back on the road.

You’ll need to file the Title and Registration Application (96-0236).

You will show your driver’s license or ID, then submit a $4 duplicate title fee when processing the replacement request. The entire process is quick when you have the paperwork and payment ready.

Other items you may need:

  • Driver’s license or ID card
  • License plate number
  • Vehicle’s VIN, make, model, and year
  • Vehicle’s registration proof of ownership
  • Any lien details

While these items aren’t entirely necessary, you may want to have them on hand in case you need to process other items at the DMV.

Replacing/Duplicates In-Person

Replacing a title in person requires you to:

  1. Locate your local AZ DMV office
  2. Bring and submit Form 96-0236
    1. Check the “Title Only” and “Duplicate” boxes
    2. Have one owner sign the application
    3. Include the odometer reading
  3. Show your identification
  4. Pay the fee (check, cash, card)

Replacing/Duplicates by Mail

Replacing and getting a duplicate title by mail is the same process. You will fill out the form and include a check/money order for the application fee.

You will send your documents to:

Motor Vehicle Division

4005 N. 51st Avenue

Mail Drop 555M

Phoenix, AZ 85031

Congratulations! You’re good to go!

Updating Your Information

It’s recommended you consider updating personal information when filing for a replacement or duplicate title. You can do this in person at the DMV office while filing the title request. See our guide to changing your information at an AZ DMV if you choose to update your name and address when going.

Note: You cannot change the owner’s name, legal status, lienholder, or vehicle information on the title.