Replacement Titles

Replacement titles must be obtained from the County where it was issued. All owners on the face of the title must sign for a replacement title, even if there is OR between the names. If you made an error or the title has been altered in any other way, you can surrender your title, complete an Application for Replacement Title, pay $25, and get a title the same day. If the title to your vehicle was altered, destroyed, lost, or stolen you may obtain a replacement for $25.00. You need to complete an Application for Replacement Title, pay $25, and after 5 days your title will be printed and mailed to the specified address on the application. If the scheduled print day falls on a weekend or holiday, your title will be printed on the next working day. 

The 5-day waiting period will NOT start until we receive the Application for Replacement Title and the $25 payment. All of the vehicle information required on this form can be found on your vehicle registration. All owners on the face of the title must sign for a replacement title even if there is an OR between the names. If you have a lien on the vehicle, the lienholder may have the title. If you had a lien originally and it was paid off, please call the Treasurer’s office to see if the lien was released on our system. If not, you will need an original notarized lien release from the lienholder on their letterhead. Applications should be mailed to: Linn County Treasurer 935 2nd St SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

What if my car is not titled in Iowa?

If the vehicle has an out of state title, the owner will have to apply for the replacement tile in the state where it was last titled.