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How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in South Carolina

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There are a few different reasons you may find yourself needing to obtain a duplicate car title in your lifetime. Your car title is what proves you are the registered owner of your vehicle, and is important if you have any plans of selling your vehicle or transferring ownership. Unfortunately this title can become lost, or even stolen, which leaves you wondering how you can replace it.

In the state of South Carolina duplicate car titles will be issued to those who have had theirs destroyed, stolen, or lost. The process is done through the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and can be done in person, by mail, or online. Here is a look at the steps involved with each.

In Person

  • Before heading to the DMV you will need to fill out the Lost/Stolen or Destroyed Certificate of Title Report (Form TI-004A), as well as the Application for Certificate of Title and Registration for Motor Vehicle or Manufactured Home/Mobile Home (Form 400). The form will require a current reading of your odometer.

  • You can then take the forms to your local SC DMV office.

  • You will also need to bring ID with you.

  • There is a fee of $15 for the duplicate title.

By mail

  • You will need to fill out the same two forms listed above, and include the fee in your package.

  • Mail the package to the following address:

SCDMV
P.O. Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016

Online

  • This is perhaps the simplest and fastest route. Just visit the SC DMV office website, and follow the steps required.

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

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