Leslie S. Richards, Acting Secretary, Department of Transportation
Obtaining a Duplicate Title
If you own your vehicle and the lien on it has been satisfied and you need to request a duplicate title, you will need to
complete form MV-38 O. Please mail this form to the Department
along with a check or money order for $50.00 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
For lienholders who need to request a duplicate title or make changes to an existing title, please complete form
MV-38L. Please include a check or money order made payable to
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the appropriate fee.
Registered dealers who need to apply for a duplicate title should complete form MV-38D.
You will need to include a check or money order for $22.50 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania when you send the form.
If your title has been defaced, you will need to apply for a duplicate. For more information on what constitutes a defaced
title, please refer to the Defaced Title Fact Sheet.