Replacing a Lost Title in Alaska
Replacing a Lost Title in Alaska
Before giving yourself a hard time for losing your vehicle's Alaska title, be happy knowing the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) makes it easy to apply for a duplicate title. Your vehicle title is very important, and you will need the document any time you decide to sell your vehicle or register in another state. The DMV also accepts applications for duplicate titles if yours is stolen, destroyed, mutilated, or illegible.
On this page, you'll find out how to get a replacement copy of your vehicle title.
Applying for a Duplicate AK Title
If you are the owner listed on a vehicle title, you can either apply for a duplicate in person at any DMV office or by mail.
If you apply in person, you will need to visit your local Alaska DMV office and:
- Complete an Application for Duplicate Title (Form 809) in the presence of a DMV agent.
- Provide, if applicable, a lien release from the lienholder.
- Pay a $15 title duplication fee.
If you choose mail, follow the same steps as above. The only difference is you must have your signature on the Application for Duplicate Title (Form 809) notarized. Once all of your papers and signatures are in order, mail them to:
State of Alaska
Division of Motor Vehicles
1300 W. Benson Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503
NOTE: If you cannot print the affidavit and reside hopelessly far from a Alaska DMV office, you can apply with a handwritten note to the above address. Make sure to include:
- Your printed name.
- The vehicle identification number (VIN).
- A full description of your vehicle.
- The reason for your need of a duplicate title.
- Your signature, which must be notarized.
- A $15 title fee.
Making Corrections to Your Alaska Vehicle Title
NOTE: If there a lien on your vehicle, you'll need to contact your lienholder directly about getting a hold of a new title.
You can change your name or address, and add or remove owners from your title. This process is handled just like a vehicle sale, even though some of the original names on the title will remain.
To make a name change on your title, you must apply in person at your local Alaska DMV office. You CANNOT submit your request by mail.
You'll need to:
- Surrender the original title.
- Complete the vehicle-sale portion of your title:
- Fill in your previous name in the seller section.
- Fill in your new name in the buyer section.
- Complete an Application for Title & Registration (Form 812) with your updated information.
- Indicate you had a name change due to marriage or divorce in the Affidavit section of the application.
- Pay any applicable fees, including the $15 title fee.
With a name change, no odometer reading is required.
For more information about this process, including how to add/remove names or lienholders from your title, please read our page about Title Transfers.
Application for Title and Registration - 812
Complete this form when you are applying for a transfer of ownership, registration, title, OR replacement title with the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles.
Application for Duplicate Title - 809
Request a duplicate Alaska vehicle title from the DMV. MUST be notarized OR signed by an employee at the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles.