The process to replace a car title by mail
The process to replace a car title in person (by visiting a BMV branch location or a certified partner location)
The process to replace a car title online (via the myBMV online services tool)
Required Documents for Car Tile Replacement in Indiana
Before you proceed to apply for a car title copy utilizing any of the above-mentioned methods, you should first be well informed about the documents you will need to gather and present at the BMV:
A completed Application for Certificate of Title – State Form 44049.
An unexpired photo ID (Indiana driver’s license, state-issued ID, school, military or bank card, passport, work ID, etc.).
A document that identifies your vehicle (Vehicle Identification Number, registration card, etc.).
A completed release Form from the lien holder (If your title shows a lienholder).
How to Replace a Stolen Car Title by Mail
If you opt to request a copy of your stolen car title by mail, be sure to obtain and fill out the Application for Certificate of Title (Form 44049), gather all of the aforementioned documents and mail the packet to:
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
How to Order a Car Title Replacement in Person
To file for a car title replacement, you will need to gather the documentation listed above, complete the Application for Certificate of Title (Form 44049) and visit a BMV branch location or certified partner location.
How to Replace Lost Car Titles Online
For your convenience, the state of Indiana has provided its residents with the option to request a duplicate car title online by utilizing the myBMV online services tool. If you are not already registered on the IN BMV website, you will need to create an account and follow the instructions listed on the webpage.
Note: Regardless of the application method you choose, you will need to pay an $8.00 duplicate fee.
If you would like to have your car title expedited to you, a special service is available for a speed title to be sent overnight. Although there is an extra cost for this service, it can quickly be conducted through the USPS Priority Mail or the FedEx ground service. It is important to note that for residential addresses, your speed title can only be mailed via FedEx ground service. However, if you have a PO Box or an out of state address, you will receive your speed title via USPS Priority Mail instead.
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