How to Duplicate or Replace a Title in Virginia?

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Your Virginia car’s title is required if you plan to continue driving. The title is necessary to sell, gift, or donate the vehicle. Or, if you’d like to use the vehicle as collateral for a loan, too.

Yet, these flimsy pieces of paper can become lost, damaged, or stolen. You’ll need a VA title replacement if you plan to do anything with the car. This is done by getting a duplicate title.

Duplicate titles are available:

  • Online
  • In-person

The following helps you understand what documents and steps to take when getting your title.

How to Get a Duplicate Virginia Car Title?

Online renewal is the fastest and easiest way to get a replacement title. In-person duplicates are available at your local DMV (click to find one). Replacing the title requires you to file an Application for Supplemental and Transfer Liens or Replacement and Substitute Title (VSA 66) in person.

You’ll pay a $15 replacement fee for the request at both locations.

Replacing/Duplicates In-Person

The VA DMV prefers you process title replacements online. But in-person options are available and won’t take long. The process has you doing the following:

  1. Locate your local DMV office
  2. File and bring the VSA 66 application
    1. SSN
    2. Lien information (if applicable)
  3. Bring your registration information
    1. Plus: License or ID
    2. Or: Court order
  4. Pay the fee and taxes (check, cash, card)

The clerk will verify your information, process the payment, and provide a replacement title. You can also use this trip to the DMV to fix title errors.

Replacing/Duplicating Online

Visit the VA DMV’s PIN website and provide your customer # from your driver’s license or ID. You’ll confirm your details, input your PIN, and pay the $15 replacement fee. You should receive your duplicate title within a few business days.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Car Title in Virginia?

It usually takes about 10 business days from the time you apply to receive your duplicate title in the mail. However, this timeline can change depending on the amount of paperwork and other documents required.

How Much Does it Cost to Change Over Title in Virginia?

The fee for a duplicate title in Virginia is $15. This can also vary depending on the county you’re in and what type of vehicle it is.  In some cases, additional fees may apply. Be sure to confirm your specific fee with your local DMV office prior to beginning the process.

You should always attempt to keep your information up-to-date since the VA DMV will need current information on file to process transactions like a registration renewal and others.

You will file an Application for Supplemental and Transfer Liens or Replacement and Substitute Title (VSA 66) to modify the name on the title. You will bring the legal documents for the name change, such as a marriage/divorce document or court order. Pay the $15, and your information is updated.

To change the title’s address on file, submit an Address Change Notification (ISD 01) and pay the $15 fee. With your information updated, you can go about whatever plans you have in mind.


Updating your information with the VA DMV is an easy process. You will need to provide legal documents for name changes, and you must pay a fee when submitting notifications for address changes or title replacements. By keeping your information up-to-date, you can ensure that any transaction processed by the VA DMV goes through smoothly. Thanks for being prepared!

Happy Driving!