Replace Lost or Stolen Title

Replacement titles can be applied for at your County Tag Office. The following information is required:

  • A completed and signed MV-1 Title/Tag Application.
  • The mutilated (damaged) title, when applicable.
  • $8.00 replacement title fee.
  • Additional requirements for certain situations include:
    • Lien or Security Interest still showing on current title record – An original Form T-4 Lien or Security Interest for each lien or security interest holder recorded on the original title that has now been satisfied or paid.
      • Do not record satisfied or paid lien or security interest information on the application.
      • Do record new or unsatisfied security interest information in the order perfected.
      • Any lien or security interest recorded on a Georgia Title for ten years from the title’s issue date shall be considered satisfied and a release will not be required. Except for liens and security interests recorded for mobile homes, cranes, and vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
      • A new release is required, if the lien or security interest is still recorded on the state’s title records. This occurs when your financial institution released their interest in your vehicle on the vehicle’s title and you did not apply for a clear title.
  • Deceased person – A replacement title cannot be issued in a deceased person’s name. See requirements for a title after inheritance.
  • Name change – If your name has changed since the title was issued, complete the application in your new name and attach a certified copy of the legal court document authorizing the name change:
    • Certified copy of your marriage license,
    • Divorce decree, or
    • Other court documents.
  • Assigned not issued – If the title was assigned to you but you have not received a title in your name, the current vehicle owner (on record) must apply for the replacement title.