Duplicate Titles Vehicle Services

When do I need a Duplicate Title

Your original title must be lost, stolen or mutilated to apply for a duplicate title.

To protect against fraud, duplicate titles are not issued within 15 days from the issuance of an original title, or 30 days from the issuance of a duplicate title.

When you are seeking to correct information on your title, and your title is not lost, stolen or mutilated, you must apply for a Corrected Title.

Fill Out Application

You must fill out the Application for Vehicle Transaction(s) (VSD 190).


Illinois titles are mailed to the lienholder if a lien is applied. Include the complete name and address of the lienholder on the duplicate title application. If there is no lien, the title will be mailed to the principal owner listed first on the application or to the address listed in the "Mail To" area.

To Remove Lienholder:

Out-of-State Residents

Out-of-state residents may not apply for an Illinois duplicate title if they have purchased a vehicle without a title from an Illinois resident. The out-of-state purchaser must ask the Illinois owner to apply for the duplicate title.However, if a former Illinois resident was the last valid title holder of the vehicle, a duplicate title may be applied for.

The former Illinois resident must:

Submit Application

You must submit your application, along with a fee of $50 and any pertinent documentation, to the Secretary of State's Office. Applications will be returned if the information or fee is insufficient.
By mail:
Office of the Secretary of State
Vehicle Records Processing Division
501 S. 2nd. St., Room 424
Springfield, IL 62756-6666

In-person at a Secretary of State facility.

For More Information or to Request an Application Form Call toll-free in Illinois (800) 252-8980 Chicago (312) 793-1010; or Springfield (217) 782-6306.