49-515. Lost, mutilated or illegible certificates — Duplicate certificates. In the event any certificate of title is lost, mutilated or becomes illegible, the owner or legal representative of the owner of the vehicle, or the holder of the lien which is prior in date and time as shown by the records of the department, shall immediately make application for and may obtain a duplicate certificate of title upon the applicant furnishing information satisfactory to the department. Any certificate of title issued pursuant to this section shall have printed or stamped in ink upon its face "duplicate title". In the event of the recovery of the original certificate of title by the owner or the first lienholder, he shall immediately surrender it to the department for cancellation.
[49-515, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 130, p. 650; am. 1991, ch. 153, sec. 8, p. 367.]