How Do You File for a Lost Car Title in Texas?

Filing for a replacement car title in Texas is a simple process that involves submitting a title application with a valid form of identification and fee payment. This can be completed either in person or through the mail.

To apply for a replacement title in person, go the nearest regional department of motor vehicles service center. Submit a completed Form VTR-34 (Application for a Certified Copy of Title) and valid photo ID. The title fee is $5.45, which can be paid by cash, check or money order.

To apply for a new title through the mail, send the completed Form VTR-34 and a copy of a valid form of identification to the address on the form. Include a check or money order for the $2 mail-in fee.

If there is a lien on the vehicle, also provide a letter of signature authority from the lienholder.