If you lost your NYS vehicle title, you could get a title replacement online. Same if your NY title got stolen or damaged, better to replace it fast so you have proof of ownership. A proper vehicle title is also needed for selling your car when the times comes. Without it you won’t be able to assign the car to your buyer, and in turn, they won’t be able to transfer the paperwork into their name (which they need for proof of ownership).
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The New York Times, citing data from the Department of Motor Vehicles, revealed car registrations jumped 37% between August and October of 2020 in New York ( Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx)
DMV, mail, or online
There are a few ways to request a duplicate car title in New York State, including at a local DMV office and by mail. But you should know that when ordering a title replacement with the DMV, you won’t be issued the duplicate title on the spot. The vehicle titles are printed in Albany and mailed to car owners. Should you decide to mail your application and request, your paperwork goes to the Title Bureau’s PO Box in Albany, NY 12220
SEE ALSO: FIRST-TIME NEW YORK VEHICLE REGISTRATION
In Manhattan alone, new car registrations went up 76% in 2020 and in Brooklyn, registrations climbed 45%
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You can skip all of that and request your NY duplicate title online. eTags walks you through a set of questions, so they can better assist you with what you need. Just state if your name appears on the New York State vehicle title, let them know the car’s VIN (number), and if you’re the registered owner too. As you complete your answers, the appropriate forms automatically fill out making it a convenient process including Form MV-902: the application for duplicate title.
Only 8.5% of households in America don’t have a vehicle
Are you the owner
When you request a title replacement, you must be the owner of the vehicle and have a current U.S. address with the DMV. The car must also be already titled in NYS and you can ask for any changes on the title like for example a change of name or address. The title must stay as is.