Chapter 8, Section T:
Duplicate Title on a Stolen/Recovered Vehicle



Created December 5, 2008



There are only three exceptions to the general rule that an NCIC hit cannot be overridden when the vehicle's VIN is an exact match to a stolen vehicle VIN. They are described below. In all three exception situations, when a stolen NCIC Record is over-ridden, all comments must be included in the MVD 2.0 Comments Field. The Stolen Flag will not be removed from the NCIC Record.

In every case described below, the requirements listed in Chapter 8, Section S (Duplicate Certificate of Title) also apply.


Stolen/Recovered Vehicle - Insurance Company Requests Duplicate Title

When an insurance company wants to obtain a Duplicate Title on a Stolen/Recovered Vehicle,  the following documentation is required:

  • The Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title (MVD-10901) must be signed by the registered owner or by the insurance company with power of attorney (POA) from the registered owner (the original POA must be attached).
     
  • A letter is required from the insurance company stating the claim number and that the vehicle in question is stolen/recovered, with a copy of the police report.
     

Stolen/Recovered Vehicle - Lien Holder Requests Duplicate Title

When a lien holder wants to obtain a Duplicate Title on a Stolen/Recovered Vehicle,  the following documentation is required:

  • The Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title (MVD-10901) must be signed by the lien holder or the registered owner.
     
  • A letter is required from the lien holder, insurance company or registered owner stating that the vehicle in question is stolen/recovered, with a copy of the police report.
     

Stolen/Recovered Vehicle - Owner Requests Duplicate Title

When the registered owner wants to obtain a Duplicate Title on a Stolen/Recovered Vehicle,  the following documentation is required:

  • The Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title (MVD-10901) must be signed by the registered owner.
     
  • A letter is required from the registered owner stating that the vehicle in question is stolen/recovered, with a copy of the police report.
     
  • A copy of the registered owner’s Driver’s License is also required.