Louisiana Title Replacement: Get a Duplicate LA Title
The Louisiana title replacement process is a quick-and-easy job when you have everything ready.
Why would you need one? Well…
Somewhere along the way it may have been damaged or mutilated beyond legibility. Perhaps it was stolen? Or, maybe you simply can’t find it.
Either way, you’ll want to get the title in order if you ever plan to transfer ownership!
Louisiana requires you replace a car title if lost, damaged, or stolen. You can get a duplicate title a few ways in Louisiana and this article will share the options you have.
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 handling process.
You’ll need to file the Vehicle Application (DPSMV 1799).
You will show your driver’s license or ID, a copy of your registration certificate, then submit a $68.50 title fee and $8 handling fee for the service. You may have this document sent to someone not listed as the registered owner by filing an authorized statement on the application.
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:
- Locate your local LA DMV
- Show proof of ID
- Submit your form
- 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, too! We recommend trying to fit as much as you can in during your trip to make your time at the DMV easy and frustration-free.