When Do I Need a Duplicate Title?
A duplicate California Certificate of Title must be obtained when the original is lost, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or not received. An Application for Duplicate or Paperless Title (REG 227) form, available at www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg227.pdf, must be completed by the legal or registered owner (if no legal owner is on DMV records) and submitted with the duplicate title fee.
Apply for a Duplicate California Certificate of Title (HTVR 10)
Application for Duplicate or Paperless Title (REG 227) form.
Your driver license or identification (DL/ID) card.
Duplicate Title Transfer Ownership
• Current Registration
• SMOG Certificate within 90 days
• Driver License
Source: DMV California