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    Replacing a Lost Title in Mississippi

    The Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) requires you to replace the title for your vehicle if you are certain there is an original Mississippi title and it is:

    • Damaged.
    • Destroyed.
    • Stolen.
    • Illegible.
    • Mutilated.

    You can also apply for a duplicate if you never received the original title from the DOR or a lienholder. The Title Bureau of the Mississippi Department of Revenue (based in Jackson) processes all requests for new title and other vehicle title requests.

    Applying for a Duplicate Title

    You can apply for your replacement MS vehicle title by mail or in person at your local MS DOR office.

    To replace a lost title, you'll need to:

    Mississippi Department of Revenue
    Title Bureau
    P.O. Box 1383
    Jackson, MS 39215

    You can also drop off your application and payment at any Mississippi Tax Collector’s Office.

    When the application for a replacement title is received, the DOR generally takes up to 14 days to process your request.

    NOTE: If the name on the application is different than the name on the title, or will be mailed to someone besides the owner, a copy of power of attorney is required.

    Fast Track Title

    In a hurry to receive a duplicate title? Wit the Fast Track program, the DOR processes titles within 72 hours. To apply:

    Mississippi Fast Track Title Program
    P.O. Box 22845
    Jackson, MS 39225

    Have Joint Ownership or a Lienholder?

    Joint owners can sign and provide information right under the owner’s signature. If the original title lists more than a single owner, both are required to sign the application form to replace lost vehicle title.

    If more than a single person is listed on the title with an "and" between the names, you must have both signatures on the Application for Replacement Certificate of Title (Form 78-006-10-1-1-000).

    If someone other than the owner (such as a car dealer) requests a title for the owner, a signed power of attorney should accompany the application.

    What happens if there is a lien on the title?

    When a replacement title is issued, the original title is considered invalid, so lienholders must release this original lien or apply for a replacement. The lienholder can keep the title or direct the Mississippi Department of Revenue to mail a lien release form to the owner for their signature. If there is no release or signature, the title will be sent to the lienholder, although the owner still needs a release form at some point.

    Making Corrections on Your Title

    Your local Tax Collector office for your county can provide proper paperwork to make any updates or corrections, and will share your request with the DOR.

    If the incorrect information was made by the county, all replacement application fees will be waived.

    If the information was taken correctly from an incorrect application, the applicant must pay a replacement application fee.

    You also can change your name.

    Change Your Name

    The name-change process begins by taking your vehicle title to your local Tax Collector’s office. If your name has legally been changed, you’ll need copy of the legal decree, such as a marriage license, divorce documents or court order.

    For more details, please read our page about Changing Your Name.