Replacing a Lost Title in Nevada
Did you somehow misplace or lose the title for your car or truck? If your vehicle’s title has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can replace it. If your car or truck is already titled in the state of Nevada you can apply to have it replaced quite easily. All you need to do is to fill out the appropriate forms and pay the accompanying fees.
Applying for a Duplicate Title
It’s a simple process to replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed car title in the state of Nevada. If your car or truck is already titled in the state of Nevada, all you need to do is to fill out the Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title (VP 012), and mail it or bring it to a DMV office in person.
The application must be filled out by the person that is the legal owner of the car, truck, or other vehicle on file with the Nevada DMV. If the vehicle was owned by multiple owners, all owners listed on the original title must fill out the application for the replacement title. Once the form is filed, your duplicate title should be mailed to you in about six weeks.
If you are requesting that the duplicate title be sent to you out of the state of Nevada, a written statement is required. The written statement must be issued by the agency in your current state that is responsible for issuing its own titles and registrations. This statement must verify that the Nevada Certificate of Title has not been surrendered to them. The statement from the issuing state must also include the car, truck or other vehicle’s VIN, year and make.
What Fees Will I Pay?
Once the application has been correctly filled out with the proper information and notarized, you must now pay the necessary fees to receive your new title. Fees for your vehicle depend on whether or not they’re located out of state or in Nevada. All title transactions that involve a complete change of ownership have an additional title processing fee.
Now that you have a replacement title for your car, truck or other vehicle, you must not attempt to use the previous title. The old title is now invalid. If you find an old title, it is suggested that you bring it to your local Nevada DMV so that it can be properly disposed. Using the old title may constitute fraud and is considered a gross misdemeanor.