Virginia Vehicle Titles

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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