How to Correct or Replace a Vehicle Title in Georgia

Georgia Title Replacement Guide

In need of a duplicate title in Georgia because you’re selling your vehicle, registering, or renewing? The process isn’t difficult if you take the correct steps and have paperwork ready. This article shares the step-by-step process of what you’ll do to get your Georgia title replacement.

You’ll process the title replacement or correction through Georgia’s Motor Vehicle Division. This is done in-person or through the mail. Here’s how it’s done.

Replacing a Georgia Vehicle Title: In 3 Steps

You will replace a title in-person at an GA DMV location (click to find one near you).

Replacing the title requires you file a Title/Tag Application (MV-1). You may also need to file and submit a Lien Release (T-4). Then, it’s a matter of going through the routine to getting your replacement.

You’ll pay an $8 replacement fee and local taxes for the replacement request.

Replacing/Duplicates In-Person

Replacing a title in-person requires you to:

  1. Locate your local DMV/Tax commissioner office
  2. File and bring the MV-1 Title/Tag Application
    1. Complete the document
    2. Sign it the document
    3. Show your mutilated (damaged) title (if applicable)
    4. Show the lien release (if applicable)
    5. Show your identification
      1. Driver’s ID
      2. State ID
  3. Pay the fee (check, cash, card)

The clerk will verify your information, process the payment, and provide a replacement title. This process shouldn’t take very long.

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Replacing/Duplicate By Mail

Mail-in options vary by county — check with your local DMV beforehand.

You’ll submit the MV-1 form along with copies of your information like ID, applicable lien release, and payment method.

Fixing Title Errors or Updating Information

It’s good to keep your information up-to-date especially if you plan to transfer titles with a private sale.

You can update your info during the title replacement process by submitting a marriage, divorce, or court order document along with the Title/Tag Application. You’ll verify information with your driver’s license or ID, then pay the $18 title fee to complete the title update.