New York Probate Form

Application For Duplicate Title (N/a)

Everything you need to know about New York Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a), including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related NY probate forms.

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About Application For Duplicate Title (N/a)

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) is a commonly used form within New York. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Use this form to request a duplicate (replacement) vehicle title by mail.

Atticus Fast Facts About Application For Duplicate Title (N/a)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Application For Duplicate Title (N/a):

  • This form pertains to the State of New York

  • The current version of this form was last revised on January 1, 1970

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about New York’s Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a)

Step 1 - Download the correct New York form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some New York probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a), take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in NY are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in New York.

5 reasons you should submit this form as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster New York can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in New York. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of New York is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for New York probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local New York probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some New York probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within New York.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the New York probate court office.

Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any New York-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a) is a probate form in New York.

  • Use this form to request a duplicate (replacement) vehicle title by mail.

  • New York has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in New York.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in New York, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Application For Duplicate Title (N/a)

Use this form to request a duplicate (replacement) vehicle title by mail.

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on New York Form Application For Duplicate Title (N/a). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

APPLICATION FOR DUPLICATE TITLE TITLE BUREAU PO Box 2750 Albany NY 12220-0750 Owner’s Name (Last, First, Middle or Business Name)Date of Birth (Month/Day/Year) // Vehicle or Hull Identification Number (VIN or HIN) YearMakeLicense Plate No. Last, First, Middle Initial Daytime Telephone Number Current Mailing Address (Street Number and Name) Apt. Number City or Town Zip CodeState uComplete Section 1 below. Provide all requested information. uRead, sign and enter the date in Section 2 - Certification. uProvide the required proof of identity for the person who signs the certification in Section 2 (see Section 3 on page 2). uIf your name has changed, the owner is deceased, or if you have Power of Attorney, provide the required documentation that is described in Section 4 on page 2. uProvide a separate $20 fee for each application. uBring this application with your ORIGINAL proof of identity documents and the correct fee to any Motor Vehicles office. If Section 4 applies to you, bring the required documentation. OR Mail this application with PHOTOCOPIES of your proof of identity, any additional documentation (if required under Section 4) and the correct fee to the Title Bureau at the address shown on the top of this page. Pay with a check or money order payable to “Commissioner of Motor Vehicles”, do not mail cash. OR If your address has not changed since you last registered the vehicle and your current address is on your registration, you can apply for a duplicate title online. For more information visit SIGN HERE X If you sign for a corporation or use an “in care of” address, print your full name and your title here (i.e. Power of Attorney, Executor, Next of Kin, President, etc.) If any of the statements below apply to this application, mark the box of each statement that applies and complete Section 1 and Section 2 below. If there is no statement that applies, go to “Instructions” below: o The address is a NEW ADDRESS. oThe OWNER NAME HAS CHANGED. Enter NEW name: oThe OWNER IS DECEASED. oThe OWNER HAS GIVEN POWER OF ATTORNEY. oIncluded with this application is an original LIEN RELEASE that is signed and includes a date. (Photocopies are not accepted.) MV-902 (4/22) IMPORTANT: ACCORDING TO LAW, THE DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE MUST BE MAILED TO THE OWNER. DO NOT VISIT DMV TO GET THE DUPLICATE TITLE. PAGE 1 OF 2 SECTION 1 SECTION 2 — CERTIFICATION CUSTOMER MUST COMPLETE SECTIONS 1 and 2 BELOW ÈÈ INSTRUCTIONS: (Signature of Owner or Applicant) (Date) C/O (For Power of Attorney, dealer authorization or the owner is deceased) I understand that the DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE received as a result of this application replaces all previously issued titles, and that only this duplicate title may be used to sell, transfer or trade the vehicle, boat or manufactured home described above. I certify that the last issued Certificate of Title has been lost, destroyed or damaged. If lost or destroyed, I do not know where it is; if damaged or illegible, I have enclosed it with this application. I certify that the information I have given on this application and on any documentation provided in support of this application is true and complete. WARNING: Making a false statement on this application, or submitting any documentation in support of this application that is false, may be punishable as a criminal offense. Reset/Clear Reset/Clear u Proof of date of birth, and u 6 points of proof of name For Persons MV-902 (4/22) Name Change 1. At the top of page 1 mark the box “OWNER NAME HAS CHANGED” and enter your new name in the space provided to the right. 2. In Section 1, enter your former name in the “Owner’s Name” box and complete the remaining boxes in Section 1. 3. In Section 2, sign the Certification and write the date. If your name has changed and you sell the vehicle, boat or manufactured home, you can give the title with your former name to the person who purchases the vehicle. A title in your new name is not required. If your former name is on the title and registration and you need a duplicate title in your new name, you must first change your name on your driver license and registration. Bring this application AND original marriage certificate, divorce certificate or other documents that confirm your name change to any Motor Vehicles office. If your former name is on the title but the vehicle is NOT registered and you need a title in your new name, you MUST mail this application AND a photocopy of your marriage certificate, divorce certificate or other documents that confirm your name change to the Title Bureau at the address shown at the top of Page 1. Owner Deceased 1. At the top of page 1, mark the box “OWNER IS DECEASED”. 2. In Section 1: l Enter the name and date of birth of the deceased. l In the “C/O” (In Care Of) space, enter your name. l In the “Current Mailing Address” space, enter your address. 3. In Section 2: l Sign your name and indicate either your relationship to the deceased (deceased’s spouse, child under the age of 21 or next of kin) or legal title granted by the court. For example: “Mike Motorist, Executor of the Estate of David Brown”; “Mike Motorist (Surviving Spouse)”; “Mike Motorist (Guardian of minor child)”; etc. 4. You must also bring or mail the following: l Documents to prove your identity, not the identity of the deceased (see Section 3); l A copy of the death certificate or a certification of death; and l Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration (if relationships above do not apply to you). NOTE: Additional guidelines could apply to register or transfer the vehicle for which you need a duplicate title. For additional information, see form MV-349 (Transfer of Vehicle Registered in Name of Deceased Person) or form MV-349.1 (Affidavit for Transfer of MotorVehicle). Power of Attorney At the top of page 1 mark the box “OWNER HAS GIVEN POWER OF ATTORNEY”. In Section 1: 1. Enter the name and date of birth of the owner. 2. In the“C/O” (In Care Of) space, enter your name. 3. In the “Current Mailing Address” space, enter your address. 4. Provide an original Power of Attorney (POA) that is notarized and includes: The date POA was issued, name and address of person or company that gave POA, name and address of person or company that has the POA, original signature of person who gave the POA. SECTION 3 - PROOF OF NAME/IDENTITY SECTION 4 - SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR NAME CHANGE, OWNER DECEASED OR POWER OF ATTORNEY PAGE 2 OF 2 A NYS photo driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID card that is current or that has been expired no longer than 2 years meets both requirements. Other acceptable documents for proof of identity and their related point values are listed on form ID-82 (Proofs of Identity for Registration and Title) which is available at and any Motor Vehicles office. For Corporations (one of the following proofs) 1. A NYS vehicle registration or a title certificate in the name of the corporation; or 2. A certified copy of the NYS Certificate of Incorporation; or 3. New York State corporations must provide: a. a certificate of good standing or subsisting issued by the NYS Department of State; or b. a filing receipt issued by the NYS Department of State. 4. Out-of-state corporations must provide: a. a certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation from their home state; or b. a certificate of subsisting or foreign bid issued by the NYS Department of State. 5. Corporate DBAs must provide a filing receipt from the NYS Department of State that includes the DBA. 6. Unincorporated associations: The proofs that are required depend on the type of organization. Contact a Motor Vehicles office for information. For Partnerships (one of the following proofs) uA Certificate of Partnership (filed with the County Clerk); or uA copy of the DBA filing receipt issued by the County Clerk. } © If you apply at a DMV office, bring original proofs. © If you apply by mail, send us photocopies of your proofs. Originals will not be returned.

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