Your car title may seem like a small item but in fact it’s a very important piece of paper. This title is what proves you are the registered owner of your vehicle. This is important if you ever have plans on selling your vehicle, transferring the ownership, or plans on moving to another state. It is important to keep your car title somewhere safe, preferably not in your car, but even with your best efforts things can still happen. If you have lost your car title, or had it stolen, it’s important to get a duplicate title as soon as possible.
If you live in the state of Nebraska, duplicate car titles are obtained through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can legally replace the title if it has been damaged, lost, destroyed, or stolen. In order to receive a duplicate title gather all the signature that appeared on the original title as they must also sign the application. If the form is notarized, you will need proof of identity. Here are the steps involved.
Begin by downloading and printing the State of Nebraska Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title (Form RV-707a) . If you'd rather, you can pick this form up in person at your local Nebraska county treasurer's office.
The form must be filled out and notarized. Keep in mind if the vehicle has a lien on it, the lienholder's name must also be on the application you fill out. As well you will need the year, make, and model of the vehicle, the VIN, and the title number.
The cost of the duplicate title is $14, which can be paid by credit card, money order, online, or as a personal check.
You can find more information about replacing a lost or stolen car title in Nebraska by visiting the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles site.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Nebraska and was authored by Valerie Johnston.