Replacing a Lost Registration in Arkansas

Replacing a Lost Arkansas Registration

If your vehicle registration or stickers have been lost, stolen, or damaged, you should try to replace them as soon as possible. If you are caught driving without them, you can face fines, penalties, and vehicle impoundment, which carries heavy costs itself.

Luckily, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Office of Motor Vehicle (MVA) offers a couple of options for replacement. Keep reading for details!

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Apply for a Duplicate AR Registration

If you’ve lost or damaged your registration, don’t worry—the OMV allows you to replace it:

  • Online.
    OR
  • In person.

Details for each option are outlined below.

Common Reasons for Registration Replacements

Whenever you a requesting a duplicate vehicle registration document, whether it's a license plate, sticker, or registration card, you should be prepared to explain the reason for your request. Below are some of the common reasons that require a replacement credential and the additional steps that may accompany them.

  • Lost or stolen registration, plates, or stickers.
    • If your items have been lost or stolen, you should contact your local authorities and file a police report. Someone could try to steal your identity or affix your license plates to a stolen vehicle.
  • Damaged or mutilated documents.
    • If your registration items are damaged or mutilated beyond the point of recognition and legibility, you should apply for a replacement. If an Arkansas law enforcement officer cannot verify the information on your documents, it is just the same as if they weren't there. If your items are damaged, you may have to surrender them to the Arkansas DFA when you request your replacements.
  • Incorrect information.
    • If your registration documents have been printed with the wrong information, you should request a replacement to correct it. The Arkansas DFA may waive any replacement fees for incorrect items if they were at fault.
  • Never received your documents.
    • If you have recently renewed your registration, but never received your updated documents, they may be lost in the mail and you may need to apply for duplicates.

If you have any questions about the circumstances that may require you to apply for a replacement/duplicate registration, please contact the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA).

Forms

10-381
Vehicle Registration Application
Apply for a new, transferred, OR duplicate Arkansas vehicle registration AND/OR title with the OMV. Form can also be used to record a lien on your car title.

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