If an Oregon vehicle title is lost, destroyed, or damaged, the owner may follow the steps listed in the sections below to apply for a replacement (duplicate).
See Replacing & Transferring Oregon Titles
if the title is lost for a vehicle you have purchased.
Please note that DMV can issue a replacement title only if the title is lost, destroyed, or damaged. Someone must also certify what happened to the original title on the Application for Replacement Title
(Form 735-515). A stolen title is considered lost only if an unknown party with no possible ownership interest stole it. You cannot apply for a replacement title when you know, or believe you know, who stole or possesses the title.
If you need to replace or transfer a title because one or more owners are deceased, see our Inheriting a Vehicle
For clarification and/or further information, please contact DMV