How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Michigan
Realizing that you have a lost car title can be a sickening and stressful feeling anywhere, but Michigan makes the replacement process straightforward and ...
When facing a stolen or a lost car title in Michigan, vehicle owners need to immediately apply for a duplicate credential, in order to avoid future inconveniences. ... Read More
Moreover, motorists who decide to replace a stolen or lost credential may prevent themselves from becoming victims of identity theft or fraud. Car titles are legal documents that vehicle owners need to possess in order to prove their ownership over a motor vehicle. Drivers may request a DMV title replacement by using one of the available methods offered by the Michigan Secretary of State (MI SOS). In-state residents may replace their titles online or in person at a local MI SOS branch, while out-of-state residents may use the mail-in replacement method.
To replace a car title online, vehicle owners need to utilize the ExpressSOS online service and follow the instructions given on the website. Applicants may be required to provide the following information to complete the process:
Note that if you want to perform an online car title replacement on behalf of your business, then you may need to provide the name of your business, the ZIP code, the vehicle title number issued in the business’s name and personal information about the employee who applies for a duplicate car title.
In addition, drivers may also choose to apply for a copy of a car title personally at a local MI SOS office by submitting:
When replacing a DMV lost title in person, the application form must contain the motor vehicle information, owner’s personal information, details about both first and second secured party, the reason forn requesting a duplicate car title and valid payment method information.
Vehicle owners who are currently absent from the state may replace a lost vehicle title by completing and signing a duplicate title application form and sending it to the MI SOS by mail or fax along with a information for a valid form of payment. Applicants may submit a payment with a check or money order addressed to the MI SOS, or with a credit card. Cash is not considered a valid form of payment for a lost car title unless it is given in person at an MI SOS facility.