Indiana Title Replacement: How to Replace Your IN Title

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What can you do when you don’t have your Indiana title? Not much.

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!

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

How to Replace or Get a Duplicate Indiana Title

You can replace your title in-person at a local Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) location. Mail-in and online options are available, too, which is a great option if you’re out-of-state. The state also offers an expedited service if you need your title fast.

You’ll need to file the Application for Certificate of Title (Form 205).

You will show your driver’s license or ID, then submit a $15 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. These documents also prove handy if you’re making corrections.

Replacing/Duplicates In-Person

Replacing a title in-person requires you to:

  1. Locate your local IN BMV office
  2. Bring and/or submit the title form
  3. Show your proof of ID
  4. Pay the duplicate title fee

Replacing/Duplicates by Mail

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

Send your documents to:

Indiana BMV

100 N. Senate Ave.

Room N411

Indianapolis, IN 46204

You’ll receive your new title in the mail a few days after it’s processed.

You can also choose to use Indiana’s Speed Title service to get your documents faster. The service costs an extra $25 per application. This expedites delivery via UPS or USPS priority services.

Replacing/Duplicates Online

Don’t want to visit an office or deal with the mail? Use the portal and choose the titling options, follow the prompts, and pay your fees to do the steps online.

Making Corrections or Updating Your Information

It’s worth your while to 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.

You will:

  • Write-in who you want to be removed in the seller’s section
  • Sign the purchaser’s section

You can use your time at the DMV to complete other items like getting a name/address change or transferring a title, too. It’s up to you!