How to Replace a Lost Title in Arkansas

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If you’re a driver in Arkansas who has recently lost their vehicle title, don’t worry – getting it replaced isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Replacing the title document is an important step of maintaining proper ownership records, and can be done fairly easily with some guidance. In this blog post, we’ll explore the process for replacing a car registration or title in Arkansas so that you can get back on the road again quickly and confidently.

Has something happened to your vehicle’s title? Did it become lost, damaged, or stolen? If so, you’ll want to complete the Arkansas duplicate title process!

There’s no telling what can happen to your title during ownership.

If you ever plan to transfer ownership, you’ll want to get the title in order. This is your legal document showing you have ownership of the vehicle. Without it, you can’t sell it, donate it, or complete your vehicle registration or renewals – so make sure it’s safe!

How to Get a Duplicate Arkansas Title

Visit a local Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration office/location.

You must file the Vehicle Registration Application (Form 10-381).

You will then:

  • Have the last title owner sign the title or list its multiple owners
  • Have the lienholder file Permission to Issue a Replacement Title (Form 10-315)

You will pay a $10 fee to receive your duplicate Arkansas title.

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 and power of attorney (if applicable)

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. These documents also prove handy if you’re making corrections.

Replacing a title in person requires you to:

  1. Locate your local AR DMV
  2. Show proof of ID
  3. Show proof of vehicle ownership
  4. Submit your form
  5. Pay the application fee

Your Arkansas title replacement request is processed on location though it may take until the following day to get it. Make sure your license information is correct so they don’t accidentally send your forms to a different address!

You should receive your duplicate AR title in about 2 to 3 weeks by mail.

You’re Done!

The title replacement process doesn’t take long (as you can see).

This is something you don’t want to delay as you never know when you may need to show your title. Try to get your duplicate asap to avoid any issues – and so you can keep showing ownership of the vehicle.