LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Section: IV Motor Vehicle Registration Requirements Effective: 11/01/96
Number: 15.00 Revised: 05/04/98

*EDITED BY LOUISIANA AUTO TITLE BUREAU LLC

DUPLICATE TITLES (R.S. 32:713) 32:713)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

When an original certificate of title has been lost, destroyed, or never received, the owner in whose name the title was last issued can apply for a duplicate title.

A DPSMV 1799 form must be completed, signed by the owner and notarized. When there is more than one owner, both/all must sign the application. The only exceptions to these requirements are as follows:

1. A person holding a power of attorney/mandate (a contract by which a person confers authority on another person to transact one or more affairs in his/her behalf) and submits the original power of attorney/mandate or a certified true copy of the original with the application, may execute the application for duplicate title.

2. A curator or curatrix for an interdicted owner (a person above the age of majority who is declared by the court to be incapable of taking care of his own affairs) may sign the application for duplicate title provided a copy of the current court order is also submitted.

3. A trustee for the bankrupt may sign the application for duplicate title provided a copy of the referee's order appointing him as trustee is submitted.

4. A representative for a company/corporation may sign the application for duplicate title provided his/her position with the company/corporation is shown on the application.

5. The recorded lienholder may request a duplicate title without the registered owner's signature if the lien is to remain on the title and provided the lienholder furnishes a power of attorney. The "Affidavit of Non-Possession of Title by Lienholder" (located on the DPSMV 1799 form) must be completed and notarized.

If application is properly signed before a notary by the registered owner(s) and notarized, no proof of identification is required.

If the lien shown on the current title is to be removed from the existing record, a notarized affidavit of satisfaction of lien (from the recorded lienholder) must be submitted.

A duplicate title cannot be issued in a deceased owner's name..

6.. If the owner has moved out of state, a letter will be required from the Motor Vehicle office or other issuing agency of the applicant's current state of residence, verifying no title was issued covering the vehicle.

MAILING TO AN ADDRESS OTHER THAN THE OWNER'S ADDRESS

A duplicate title can be mailed to an address other than the registered owner's address if the owner submits a notarized statement or a completed "Duplicate Title Affidavit" (located on the DPSMV 1799 form) authorizing the mailing.

The name and address of the individual or entity to which the duplicate title is to be mailed must be entered in the "Second Address" field and designated as a "Mail-To" address.

ADDRESS CHANGE FOR LIENHOLDER ON DUPLICATE TITLE

The lienholder must submit a letter on letterhead stationery, a notarized statement, or a UCC3 form requesting the change of address.

NOTARIZATION BY WITNESS ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Witness acknowledgment before a notary will be acceptable only if the witness has signed as a witness to the owner's signature on the duplicate title portion of the DPSMV 1799 form.


*COMPLETELY REVISED