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Lost Motorcycle Title in North Carolina

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Your motorcycle title is the primary document that demonstrates your ownership of the vehicle. 

The title is needed to sell your motorcycle to someone else, transfer the motorcycle to a new state, or apply for a motorcycle title loan. 

If you’ve lost the title or it has become damaged, you’ll want to request a duplicate as soon as possible. 

This page will provide you with an overview of the steps involved with getting a duplicate motorcycle title in North Carolina.

How to Replace a Lost Motorcycle Title in North Carolina

Your options for requesting a duplicate motorcycle title include:

  • By mail.
  • In person at your local DMV.

To replace a lost motorcycle title in North Carolina, you’ll need to:

  • Complete an application for a duplicate title and have it notarized: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/downloads/Documents/MVR-4.pdf 
  • Information on the application must match your lost title. 
  • Pay the duplicate title fee.
  • Be prepared to provide proof of identification when applying in person. 

Can I get a duplicate title online?

In North Carolina, you cannot replace your lost motorcycle title online at this time. 

Lost Motorcycle Title Cost in North Carolina

The fee for a duplicate title is $21.50.

What should you do if you lost your North Carolina motorcycle title?

If your North Carolina motorcycle title is lost, you should request a replacement as quickly as possible. 

When you sell the bike or move to another state, you’ll need the title in order to transfer ownership. Learn more about motorcycle title transfers in North Carolina.

Remember to keep your title, or pink slip, in a safe place away from the motorcycle

For more information about getting a replacement motorcycle title in North Carolina, check out the official DMV website at: https://www.ncdot.gov/DMV/Pages/default.aspx 

Need more information? Check out our overview of the requirements for motorcycle titles and registrations in North Carolina.

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