Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Wisconsin

Perhaps you’ve never needed your car title before, but now that you are thinking about selling it, transferring ownership, or using it as collateral for a loan, the car title is needed. Over time it’s not unusual to misplace the title or even have it stolen. Unfortunately you will need a copy of it though if you want to do any of the above. In these cases you'll want to look at obtaining a duplicate car title as soon as possible.

In the state of Wisconsin motorists can obtain this duplicate title through the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The process is straight-forward so that you can get it done in a short amount of time. You can apply in person, by mail, or online.

Here’s a look at the steps involved:

In person

  • You can apply in person at your nearest WI DMV office. You may want to call ahead to be sure that office takes care of duplicate titles.

  • You will need to complete the Replacement Title Application (Form MV2119). All owners must sign the form.

  • When you head to the office to hand it in, you'll need to bring proof of your identity (your state ID card or your driver's license).

  • There is a $20 cost for a duplicate fee, as well as a $5 service fee. This fee can be paid by credit card, debit card, check, or cash.

By mail

  • Follow the same steps in filling out the form, and include the fee of $20 by money order or check. The information can be mailed to the following address:

Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7949
Madison, WI 53707

Online

  • Applying online gives you the convenience to do so from your home. Keep in mind you will need an email address, your date of birth, your social security number, your VIN, a debit or credit card (for the fee), and your ID car number or driver's license.

You can find more information about replacing a lost or stolen car title in Wisconsin by visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles helpful website.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

How Long Does a Fuel Filler Neck Last?
Getting gas from the pump to your gas tank is the only way to keep a car going. The fuel filler neck is a metal tube that is welded to the...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...


Related questions

Q: Advice on buying a Rav4

Out of those options, I'd say buy the '04 RAV4. The earlier ones had some problems with the oxygen sensors and catalytic converters. The '04's really didn't. I'd say get yourself an '04. They are really well made. If you...

Q: To repair or not repair?

Hi there. I can certainly understand and appreciate your concern. The highest priority on your list should be safety related items, followed by potential failures, then any maintenance. What I suggest you do is weigh the cost of the repairs...

Q: resolving mechanics lien issue.

When buying a car with a lien on it, you should have the title in hand and have the title signed by the lien holder and motorized. This has to be done to get the lien released and the title...