How to Correct or Replace a Vehicle Title in Ohio

Ohio Vehicle Title Replacement Guide

Vehicle titles seem to come on the flimsiest pieces of paper, don’t they? They’re easily damaged and it’s not uncommon they’re stolen. Sometimes we lose them, too, by misplacing them. The state of Ohio typically holds onto your title if you choose, but many stuff it away around home or work.

When it comes time to sell the vehicle it’s nowhere to be found! This makes the title transfer process extremely difficult and frustrating. Luckily, it’s still available if you have the required information.

You need to replace your Ohio vehicle title if it’s been lost, damaged, or stolen.

Let’s learn how it’s done.

Replacing an Ohio Vehicle Title: How To

You should replace a title in-person at an OH BMV location. Replacing the title requires an Application for Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle (BMV 3774). This form is short and easy-to-follow, it shouldn’t take long to file and be out of the BMV quickly.

You’ll pay a $15 duplicate title 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 office
  2. File and bring the Form BMV 3774
    1. Fill the Duplicate Certificate of Title section
    2. Sign the document
    3. Show your vehicle’s title
    4. Show your identification
  3. Pay the fee (check, cash, card)

Additional titles should be turned into a local clerk’s office for cancellation. The duplicate should stay with the owner or lienholder. Make sure you hold onto the title this time! You may want the state to hold onto it, else stuff it away in a safety box.

Title Updates/Errors

You should consider updating personal info when filing including an updated name or address. You may also want to update the vehicle information while doing so, too.