Title Transfer & Duplicates

The Monticello DMV is available to assist you with title transfers and duplicates. We encourage buyers and sellers come into the office together. This will ensure a smooth title transfer process. 


There are many variables to transferring a title. These variables determine what the fees for the transaction will be. 

Lien Releases

One important item to have is a 'lien release'. If there is a secured party listed on the title, you must have an original lien release. Banks do not notify the state when a loan is paid off.

Expedited Titles

A service the state offers is expedited titles. With this service, the state will process your title within 3 business days, and you should have your new title in hand in as little as 10 business days. The fee for this is an extra $20.

Special Transfer Situations

If you have a special transfer situation, please call our office. The information we provide may save you an extra trip.


You must be the registered owner of the vehicle to request duplicate plates, registration, or titles. 

Duplicate / Special Plate Fees

There is a small fee for duplicates. The Department of Motor Vehicles has a full inventory of plates and stickers and can replace them immediately. If your plate is a "special" plate, we will give you a permit to drive on while the state is processing your duplicate plate application.