Louisiana Title Replacement: Get a Duplicate LA Title

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The Louisiana title replacement process is a quick-and-easy job when you have everything ready.

Why would you need one? Well…

It may have been damaged or mutilated somewhere along the way beyond legibility. Perhaps it was stolen? Or, maybe you can’t find it.

Either way, you’ll want to get the title in order if you ever transfer ownership!

Louisiana requires replacing a car title if lost, damaged, or stolen. You can get a duplicate title a few ways in Louisiana; this article will share your options.

How to Replace or Get a Duplicate Louisiana Title?

You can replace your title in person at a local Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) location. Do not duplicate LA titles are only available to the last registered owner, recorded lienholder, and others showing paperwork of the handling process.

You’ll need to file the Vehicle Application (DPSMV 1799).

You will show your driver’s license or ID, and a copy of your registration certificate, then submit a $68.50 title fee and $8 handling fee for the service. By filing an authorized statement on the application, you may have this document sent to someone not listed as the registered owner.

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/Duplicates In-Person

Replacing a title in person requires you to:

  1. Locate your local LA DMV
  2. Show proof of ID
  3. Submit your form
  4. Pay the application fee

You will receive the duplicate title after the clerk processes your order. Congrats, you’re done!

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 change items like your license #, address, and others during the application.

Got a lien on the vehicle? Get the lienholder to complete an Affidavit of Non-Possession of Title by Lienholder. This lets them update information or transfer the title. You may need to submit a document showing the satisfaction of the lien, too, if it’s changing ownership during the application.

You can also use this time to complete items like transferring a title! We recommend trying to fit in as much as possible during your trip to make your time at the DMV easy and frustration-free.


Don’t forget to take advantage of your time at the DMV! Ensure your personal information is up-to-date, and consider completing any title transfers or satisfying vehicle liens during the application process. This will save you time and hassle in the long run. Good luck!

We hope this helps make your experience at the DMV more efficient and stress-free. Have a great day!