Massachusetts Title Replacement: How to Replace Your MA Title

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What can you do when you don’t have your Massachusetts 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!

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

What’s Needed to Replace a Car’s Title in Massachusetts (or Get a Duplicate)

You can replace your vehicle’s title in person at a local MA RMV location. Mail-in options are available, too, providing a quick-and-easy way to get back on the road (a great option if you’re out of state).

You’ll need to file the Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title (T20558).

You will show your driver’s license or ID, then submit a $25 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 MA DMV office
  2. Bring and/or submit the T20558 form
  3. Pay the fee (check, cash, card)

Replacing/Duplicates by Mail

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

Make your payments to “MassDOT” and send them to:

Title Division

P.O. Box 55885

Boston, MA 02205

Congratulations! You’re good to go! You should receive your title in a few days.

Getting Your Duplicate MA Title Online

There is one other way to get a duplicate title in Massachusetts: online. You will follow the on-screen prompts and fill in your vehicle’s VIN number when processing the application. You will need a credit card or e-check to process the payment, too.

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. See our guide to changing your information at an MA DMV if you choose to update your name and address when going.

You can also change your information online – for free – through their RMV service center.