Pennsylvania Title Replacement: A Quick and Easy Guide

Pennsylvania Title Replacement

If your title is ever lost, damaged, or stolen, the process of obtaining a duplicate title is simple.

You could:

  • Complete and mail in the Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title by Owner (MV-380)
  • Visit a local PA DMV, file the paperwork, and get the duplicate title

Let’s investigate what’s needed when doing one of these:

Replacing a Car’s Title in Pennsylvania

As mentioned: You can replace a title in-person at a local PA DMV location, or file an Application for Duplicate Title (MV-380) and mail it in.

You’ll submit a $53 duplicate title fee (in-person) when processing the request.

Other items you’ll need include:

  • Driver’s license, ID card, or passport
    • Title/Registration matches these addresses on file
  • The vehicle’s title
  • No outstanding liens or charges

Replacing/Duplicates In-Person

Replacing a title in-person requires you to:

  1. Locate your local DMV office
  2. File and bring the Form MV-380
  3. Pay the fee (check or money order)

Replacing/Duplicates by Mail

Replacement and duplicate titles are available through the mail.


  • Proof of ID
  • Completed MV-380 form
  • $53 payment (check or money order)

Send this information to:

PA Department of Transportation

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 68593

Harrisburg, PA 17106

Title Name Change

If you change your name, you should update it with PennDOT and get a title that reflects your name change. You’ll need to do the following:

  • Fill out an Application for Correction or Change of Name (MV-41A)
  • Provide valid proof of ID
    • Social Security Card
    • Two documents that reflect your new name

You will then mail the completed form and pay the replacement title fee as normal.