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How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Missouri

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Your car title is a very important document. This small piece of paper identifies you as the registered owner of your vehicle, which also gives you the ability to sell your car, transfer ownership, and register it in another state. Most of the times, this is a piece of paper you won’t use, or even think about on a daily basis. However, when these situations pop up you’ll find yourself suddenly reaching for it. So what happens if you can’t find that title or worse yet, what happens if it has been stolen? That’s when you’ll need to look at getting a duplicate car title.

In the state of Missouri these duplicate car titles are taken care of by the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR). The process is easy to follow and relatively quick. You've got the option of applying in person or by mail, whatever is more convenient for you.

In person

  • If you opt to obtain your duplicate car title in person, then you will need to locate your nearest MO DOR office.

  • Next you'll need to complete the Application for Missouri Title and Licence (Form DOR-108). You can pick up the form at a local office, or download it online. Be sure to include the reason you are asking for a duplicate title and your address.

  • You will need a notary to witness your signature, you will have to submit your current title if you have it (no matter how damaged it may be), and include the fees. There is a $2.50 processing fee, and the duplicate title is $11.

By mail

  • Should you choose to mail your application, just follow all of the steps from above, and then send the materials you have filled out and check to:

Motor Vehicle Bureau
301 West High Street
Room 370
P.O. Box 100
Jefferson City, MO 65105

You can find more information about replacing a lost or stolen car title in Missouri by visiting the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles site.

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