Pennsylvania Title Replacement: A Quick and Easy Guide
If your title is ever lost, damaged, or stolen, the process of obtaining a duplicate title is simple.
- 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 a title in-person requires you to:
- Locate your local DMV office
- File and bring the Form MV-380
- 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.