Getting a duplicate title when the vehicle was last titled in California

The registered owner of the vehicle must download and fill out the California Duplicate Title Application REG 227 form.

You can do one of the following options:

  1. Bring the California Duplicate Title Application to the Department of Motor Vehicles
      
  2. Mail the California Duplicate Title Application to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Department of Motor Vehicles
Registration Operations
PO Box 942869
Sacramento, California 94269–0001

Time frame to get the title: 2-6 weeks
Cost to obtain: $20

 
Getting a duplicate title when you have a California DMV issued Junk Certificate

The registered owner of the vehicle must also fill out the California Reassignment REG 262 which can be obtained only at a DMV location.

Getting a duplicate title when the vehicle was last titled outside of California

The registered owner of the vehicle must apply for a duplicate title through the state in which the vehicle was last titled in.
   
For help with getting a duplicate in other states, visit our Help Center.

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