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So you lost your motorcycle title (or never had one to begin with) and are asking yourself, now what?


Motorcycles are fun, they are cool, and they are dangerous (which makes them even cooler). But motorcycles are also registered vehicles which have to abide by the Department of Motor Vehicles standards. This means that their registration must be renewed each year and you need a valid title in your name in order to sell it, or give it away to your mother-in-law. 

If you bought or were given a motorcycle, but lost the title, you are one of many in the “lost motorcycle title club”. 

But there is  good news! You don’t have to stay in that club forever.

Below are the steps on how to replace a lost motorcycle title:

Below are the steps on how to get a replacement motorcycle title in North Carolina:

Step One for Duplicate Title:

Requirements and Documents

When completing forms and documents, always read and complete the entire set of directions.
Identification will be required for all services that are processed in person.
View Acceptable Identification Documents

Lien Release – Must be completed if there are any liens shown on the vehicles title.
Application for Duplicate Title (MVR-4) [PDF] – Must be notarized & completed exactly as the original

Step Two for Duplicate Title

Submit Documents and Payment for Your Application

Payments at License Plate Agencies Offices are accepted in the form of cash, money order, personal checks, or credit cards (Visa, Discover, and Mastercard only) Debit cards are not accepted.

Duplicate Title Fees

Duplicate Certificate of Title – $15.00
Duplicate Certification of Title & Removal of Lien(s) or Duplicate Title with correction ) – $15.00

North Carolina Locations for Submission

In order to find a registration renewal office to submit title work applications near you, use this link:
License Plate & Registration Renewal Offices

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Lost Motorcycle Title

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