How to sign your Virginia Vehicle Title

Be sure to sign and print your name exactly as spelled on the front of your Virginia title. Avoid erasures, scribbles, strike-throughs and use a black or blue pen only. If your Virginia title shows a lien or a bank name printed on the front, then your title will need to be signed off by the lien holder or have a separate lien release letter.

  • Sign the front of the title where it reads “Signature(s) of Seller(s).”
  • Print name(s) on the front of the title where it reads “Printed Name of Seller(s).”


Virginia Vehicle Title Replacement Questions?

How to get a duplicate Virginia vehicle title.

  • Fill out the Virginia Duplicate Title Application.
  • In Person: Time Frame: Same day.  Cost: $10
  • Online:
  • Replacement titles are issued for vehicles if a title is lost, mutilated or illegible. Substitute titles are issued when information on the previously issued title needs to be changed.


Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Toll Free: 804-497-7100 

TTY  1-800-272-9268 


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