In Minnesota, all vehicle owners are required by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to have a vehicle title. Unfortunately, vehicle titles can become lost, stolen or damaged to the point where they are unreadable. If this happens, drivers will have to submit an application with the Minnesota DMV to receive a new one. Before the application is complete, the DMV will also require that a vehicle title bond be secured.
If your vehicle title has been lost, stolen or damaged, here is what you need to do to secure a bond as well as a new title.
Contact the DMV to Begin the Application Process
Replacing a vehicle title can be a headache, but it becomes easier as you go through the process. The most difficult step is finding the right contact at the DMV. You can start by downloading the correct paperwork from the DMV website and filling it out. You can either mail it in or submit it in person at the Deputy Registrar Office.
Before submitting your paperwork, it may be a good idea to give the office a call so that you can ensure you have everything they need before mailing it in or making the trip.
What You Will Need
You will need to provide some general information about the vehicle that includes the vehicle’s make, model, year and VIN number. You may also be required to provide a recent photo of the vehicle.
In some cases, you will need to secure a surety bond before the process is completed. The DMV will tell you the how much the bond should be for, which is usually tied to the total value of the vehicle.
How to Get a Vehicle Title Bond
Thankfully, bonds do not take very long to secure. Our process is very straightforward. All you have to do is contact one of our agents to get started. We will work promptly on your bond underwriting and get you your vehicle title bond right away.
Disclaimer: this is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. If you need legal counsel, please contact an attorney directly.