✅ Updated April 2020
Here's the ultimate guide to getting a replacement title for your vehicle in California DMV. We've simplified the entire process for you to save you time.
What You’ll Need to Replace your Vehicle Title in California
Completed Application for Duplicate Title Form (Form REG 227)
Signed by legal owner and notarized
California driver’s license (if applying in person)
Damaged title (if applicable)
$21 for duplicate title fee (may vary by type of vehicle)
What You’ll Do to Replace your Vehicle Title
Step 1: Submit your completed Application for Duplicate Title Form (Form REG 227) to the DMV, either in person or by mail
- Recommended: Make a DMV appointment
- By mail, send the completed form to:
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Vehicle Registration Operations
- P.O. Box 942869
- Sacramento, CA 94269
Step 2: Receive your replacement CA vehicle title via U.S. mail
Visit our California DMV information page.
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