Form VTR-34, Application for a Certified Copy of Title, is a form that should be completed by the owner of a vehicle to replace a Texas Certificate of Title in case the original document is lost, destroyed, or mutilated. If there is a lien on a vehicle, a VTR-34 Form must be filled in by the lienholder. If an applicant is not a lienholder, they should provide an original release of lien. A Certified Copy of Texas Title can be requested to replace the original certificate or any previously issued copy of it. An applicant who needs to apply for a Certified Copy of Title should wait 30 days after the last title was issued.
If the owner or lienholder of a vehicle needs to obtain the information contained in the motor vehicle record, Form VTR-34 is not suitable for this purpose. They should complete Form VTR-275, Request for Texas Motor Vehicle Information in this case. A record request can be submitted to obtain a title history, or current or expired title and registration verification of a vehicle record.
This form was released by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the latest version was issued on April 1, 2019. A VTR-34 fillable form is available for download below.