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Useful Car Title Links & Free Lost Title Document Downloads

Alabama DMV Lost Title Fee $15

Alaska DMV Lost Title Fee $15

Arizona DMV Lost Title Fee $4

Arkansas DMV Lost Title Fee $10

California DMV Lost Title Fee $20

Colorado DMV Lost Title Fee $8.20

Connecticut DMV Lost Title Fee $25

Delaware DMV Lost Title Fee $50

Florida DMV Lost Title Fee $79.75

Georgia DMV Lost Title Fee $8

Hawaii DMV Lost Title Fee $5

Idaho DMV Lost Title Fee $14

Illinois DMV Lost Title Fee $95

Indiana DMV Lost Title Fee $25

Iowa DMV Lost Title Fee $25

Kansas DMV Lost Title Fee $10

Kentucky DMV Lost Title Fee $6

Louisiana DMV Lost Title Fee $26.5

Maine DMV Lost Title Fee $33

Maryland DMV Lost Title Fee $20

Massachusetts DMV Lost Title Fee $25

Michigan DMV Lost Title Fee $15

Minnesota DMV Lost Title Fee $7.25

Mississippi DMV Lost Title Fee $9

Missouri DMV Lost Title Fee $8.50

Montana DMV Lost Title Fee $10

Nebraska DMV Lost Title Fee $14

Nevada DMV Lost Title Fee $21

New Hampshire DMV Lost Title Fee $25

New Jersey DMV Lost Title Fee $60

New Mexico DMV Lost Title Fee $16.50

New York DMV Lost Title Fee $20

North Carolina DMV Lost Title Fee $20

North Dakota DMV Lost Title Fee $5

Ohio DMV Lost Title Fee $15

Oklahoma DMV Lost Title Fee $11

Oregon DMV Lost Title Fee $77

Pennsylvania DMV Lost Title Fee $53

Rhode Island DMV Lost Title Fee $51.50

South Carolina DMV Lost Title Fee $15

South Dakota DMV Lost Title Fee $10

Tennessee DMV Lost Title Fee $11

Texas DMV Lost Title Fee $2

Utah DMV Lost Title Fee $6

Vermont DMV Lost Title Fee $35

Virginia DMV Lost Title Fee $10

Washington DMV Lost Title Fee $31

West Virginia DMV Lost Title Fee $15

Wisconsin DMV Lost Title Fee $20

Wyoming DMV Lost Title Fee $15

Useful Duplicate Title Links by State

Simply visit the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), or government agency in the state where the last title was issued in your name. Bring your photo ID for verification. They will verify that you were the last titled owner of the vehicle, and verify your identity. They will then issue a new replacement title document printed exactly as the last one was.

Liens – If there was a lien on the vehicle when the last title was issued, you will need to obtain a lien release from the lender. Even if the lien has been paid off, the DMV will likely not have been made aware of this event and will still how it as a cloud on the title. Click Here to visit our section on obtaining a lien release.

Other owners – If there are multiple owners listed on the title, each person will need to sign the duplicate title application, unless they are listed as “or” owners.

Not in your name – If the vehicle was transferred to you but a new legal title was never issued to you by the DMV, then the last person who had a legal title document with their name printed on the front will need to make application for the duplicate. Click Here to visit our section on contacting prior owners.

Purged records – If there has been no title or active registration issued on the vehicle in 5 or 7 years (depending on the state), the prior ownership records may have been purged from the system, and a duplicate title request may not be allowed. Click Here to visit our section on bonded titles.

Out of the area – In most cases, the DMV will require the legal owner to present themself in person to request the duplicate title document. The agency does not want to hand a legal document to a person who is not the legal owner, and would want to verify the identity of the person requesting the document by matching their photo ID. If you have moved to a different state, you may be able to request an affidavit form that you can have notarized at your location and send by postal mail.

Deceased – If the person listed as legal owner on title has become deceased, the DMV will request a death certificate and documentation demonstrating that the person requesting the replacement title is the legal heir by statute or by will/probate/estate. Click Here to visit our section on paperwork for deceased owner vehicle title applications.

Alabama – $15

Alaska – $15

Arizona – $4

Arkansas – $10

California – $20

Colorado – $8.20

Connecticut – $25

Delaware – $50

Florida – $79.75

Georgia – $8

Hawaii – $5

Idaho – $14

Illinois – $95

Indiana – $25

Iowa – $25

Kansas – $10

Kentucky – $6

Louisiana – $68.50

Maine – $33

Maryland – $20

Massachusetts – $25

Michigan – $15

Minnesota – $7.25

Mississippi – $9

Missouri – $8.50

Montana – $10

Nebraska – $14

Nevada – $21

New Hampshire – $25

New Jersey – $60

New Mexico – $16.50

New York – $20

North Carolina – $20

North Dakota – $5

Ohio – $15

Oklahoma – $12.50

Oregon – $77

Pennsylvania – $53

Rhode Island – $51.50

South Carolina – $15

South Dakota – $10

Tennessee – $11

Texas – $2

Utah – $6

Vermont – $35

Virginia – $10

Washington – $31

West Virginia – $15

Wisconsin – $20

Wyoming – $15

Useful Prior Owner Search Links

Alabama

See the state web site at the link provided.

Alaska

Persons eligible under the Driver Privacy Protection Act and Alaska statutes may obtain an Alaska Motor Vehicle Record. Complete a Request for Vehicle Record Form 851 (link provided on this page), sign and date the form, submit payment and any required documents to the Alaska DMV. There is a $10 fee for each record. Government agencies are not charged for this service.

By Mail:
Division of Motor Vehicles
Attn: Research
1300 W Benson Blvd, Ste. 200
Anchorage, AK 99506-3600

By Fax: 907-269-5202
By Email: doa.dmv.research@alaska.gov

Arizona

If you are the owner of record on the Arizona title, you may purchase a Title and Registration Motor Vehicle Record (MVR):
Online through the motor vehicle record request service on ServiceArizona.com
By mail using the Motor Vehicle Record Request form 46-4416

If you are a prospective buyer of a vehicle currently titled in Arizona, you may ask the vehicle owner to provide you with an Arizona MVR prior to purchase of the vehicle.
Vehicles that have not been titled or registered in Arizona during the last 5 years may not be eligible for an MVR.
A Title and Registration MVR contains the following information: Owner, vehicle, lien and brand.

Arkansas

Arkansas is under the Federal Driver’s privacy act and will not give out information belonging to someone else. If you need information from when you owned the vehicle you may send in a written request along with a copy of your driver’s license to request the information. Your request must contain the following:

1. Vehicle specifics such as description of vehicle, VIN number, license plate number or name with address for an alpha search.
2. Reason for requesting the information.
3. Fees are $1.00 for owner/lien holder information and $1.00 for each copy of documents requested such as bill of sale, contracts, etc.

Mail your request to:
Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicles Records Unit, Room 1100
P. O. Box 1272
Little Rock, AR 72203

If you need additional information you may contact our Information/Records Unit by phone at 501-682-4692 or by fax at 501-682-4756 or by email at MVInformation@dfa.arkansas.gov

California

See the state web site at the link provided.

Colorado

See the state web site at the link provided.

Connecticut

State of Connecticut
Dept of Motor Vehicles
Records Information
60 State St
Wethersfield, CT 06161
860-263-5700

Delaware

See the state web site at the link provided.

Florida

See the state web site at the link provided.

Georgia

See the state web site at the link provided.

Hawaii

No current information.

Idaho

See the state web site at the link provided.

Illinois

Persons eligible under the Driver Privacy Protection Act and Illinois statutes may obtain an Illinois Motor Vehicle Record. Inquiries about registration and title records should be directed to:

Secretary of State
Motor Vehicle Records Division
Record Inquiry Section
501 S. Second St., Rm. 408
Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: 217-782-6992 or 217-785-3000
Fax: 217/524-0122

Indiana

See the state web site at the link provided.

Iowa

Iowa Department of Transportation
Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services
P.O. Box 9278
Des Moines, IA 50306-9278

vehser@dot.iowa.gov
Phone: 515-237-3110
Fax: 515-237-3056

Kansas

Go to the Kansas site linked or click on the Download Form link.

Kentucky

Use linked form for motor vehicle or boat record that includes personal information. Submit according to mail-in directions on form. Current record retention is five years.

Louisiana

See the state web site at the link provided.

Maine

InforME
45 Commerce Drive, Suite 10
Augusta, Maine 04330

Phone: 207-621-2600 or 207-512-5605
Toll-Free: 877-212-6500
Fax: 207-621-9950
Email: info@informe.org
For subscriber information: 207-621-2600 x038

Maryland

To request a certified copy of a vehicle record requires completion of an application Request for Motor Vehicle Administration Records DR-057 (linked). Once completed, the form may brought in person to any full service MVA office or mailed to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. The fee for certified copy of a vehicle record is $12.00 and the fee for a non-certified copy is $9.00. Please make checks or money orders payable to the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
Division of Vehicle Records
6601 Ritchie Highway, N.E.
Glen Burnie, MD 21062

Phone – in-state: 410-768-7000
Phone – out of state: 410-768-7000
Hearing Impaired TTY: 1-800-492-4575
General Information Line: 410-768-7000

Massachusetts

Visit the state site linked, select “Title/Lien inquiry” and follow instructions.

Michigan

Driver and vehicle records are released in compliance with Driver Privacy Protection Laws.

Complete driver and vehicle records may be requested through the Record Lookup Unit at 517-322-1624. Records are $8 each ($9 for a certified record) and provided at no charge to government agencies.

Form BDVR-153 is used for individuals requesting their own record. Form BDVR-154 is used for an individual or commercial organization requesting another person’s record. Form BDVR-155 is for use by government agencies. These forms are available on the state web site.

Bulk data is available through the List Sales Program. Address inquiries to 517-322-3452 or ListSales@Michigan.gov. Bulk records are record extracts (primarily header information) and do not contain driving, title or registration history.

Minnesota

DVS Records Office: 651-215-1335

Mississippi

Download the Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Form at the state site. Instructions and fees are explained in the packet.

Missouri

Montana

See the state web site at the link provided.

Nebraska

See the state web site at the link provided.

Nevada

See the state web site at the link provided.

New Hampshire

Download the linked form and submit to state.

New Jersey

Businesses may access applications & obtain information through the NJMVC records website linked here.

New Mexico

New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division
Joseph Montoya Building
P.O. Box 1028
1100 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe 87504-1028

Phone Toll Free: 888-683-4636 or 888-MVD-INFO

Use this linked form if you would like to obtain a vehicle record.
Special Instructions: In addition to taking this form to an MVD office. This form can be faxed to 505-827-2783. Be sure to include your name and phone number.

New York

See link for info.

North Carolina

See the state web site at the link provided.

North Dakota

North Dakota vehicle record information may be requested by submitting the Request for Vehicle Information – SFN 51269. Instructions and fees are explained on the form. Complete and fax or mail to the fax number or mailing address provided on this form. Or email the signed completed form to mv@nd.gov.

Ohio

See the state web site at the link provided.

Oklahoma

See the state web site at the link provided.

Oregon

No current information available.

Pennsylvania

If you are the owner of the vehicle, you may purchase a vehicle history by downloading a Request for Vehicle Information (DL-135) from the linked state site. Click on Forms and Publications, All Motor Vehicle Forms, Publications and FAQ’s, and DL-135. Forms must be mailed to PennDOT for processing.

Rhode Island

No current information available.

South Carolina

If you are a prospective buyer of a vehicle currently titled in South Carolina, you may request a South Carolina title history by submitting a completed Request for Vehicle Information form (Form 5027-A) to:

SCDMV
Post Office Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29216-0024

The title history for the vehicle will include odometer information. However, the name and address of the registered owner(s) is not available. The cost for the Title History is $6.00. For expedited processing, include an additional $20.00 fee for each record. Make checks payable to SCDMV.

South Dakota

Please submit your request to the following: motorv@state.sd.us

Tennessee

See the state web site at the link provided.

Texas

The consumer must:
1. Complete and sign the form VTR-275 located at http://txdmv.gov/forms.
2. Certify by initialing their intended use of the information on the back of the form
3. Submit the form by mail along with a copy of the consumer’s photo identification and the appropriate fee ($5.75, title history or $6.75 for a certified title history). If the requested information will be used in legal purposes, we recommend that a “certified title history” be ordered.
To ensure the most current request form is used please use the appropriate form from the site.

Utah

If you are the owner of record on the Utah State title, you may purchase a Title and Registration Motor Vehicle Record by completing Utah form TC-890. Once completed please mail the form and payment to the address listed on the form
If you are not the owner, please review the other authorized reasons listed on our form. If you can meet one of these conditions, you may be entitled to the motor vehicle information.

You can obtain this form on-line at the linked site. Vehicles that have not been titled or registered in Utah during the last 10 years may not be eligible for a record search. The owner name, vehicle information, lien holder and any brands will be provided.

Vermont

See the state web site at the link provided.

Virginia

For a Prospective Purchaser Inquiry (PPI) on a vehicle titled in Virginia go to www.dmvnow.com. On DMV’s home page, go to the bottom of the page under General Information and click on Obtaining DMV Records. Once on the screen titled Obtaining DMV Records, look down the list of available transactions for Vehicle History Reports and click on the Prospective Purchaser Inquiry (PPI).

Washington

Washington State vehicle record information may be requested by submitting a Vehicle/Vessel Public Disclosure Request form to the Department of Licensing.
Access the DOL home page web site at http://www.dol.wa.gov
Click on the word “Forms”, located in the upper grey part of the home page, found toward the right hand side.
Click on the heading called “Public Disclosure”, which is located in the middle column titled “Forms by Subject”.
Scroll down this list to the second heading titled: “Vehicle/Vessel Public Disclosure Requests”
Click on the first bullet in the list called: “Vehicle/Vessel Disclosure Request” (form #TD-420-531) o Complete and fax or mail to the fax number or mailing address provided on the second page of this form. Or call the Vehicle/Vessel Public Disclosure unit at (360) 902-3780 and we will mail or fax the form to you.

Your request will be acknowledged within five business days of receipt.

Public Records Request Review
Prior to release, Vehicle/Vessel public records requests are reviewed for permissible uses allowable by federal and state laws. DOL will either provide you with:
The records you seek, or notify you in writing with an explanation of the applicable statutory exemptions that prevent release of the records, along with an explanation of how those exemptions apply, in whole or in part, to the records you seek.

West Virginia

Contact the state Records Management Unit at (304)558-0282 or go to the linked site and download and complete form DMV100 “Request for Vehicle Information” and either mail or take to our Vehicle Services section at the main DMV office in Kanawha City, WV with the applicable fees.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin vehicle record information can be requested by submitting the Record request form and a $5.00 fee for each record. If personal information is being requested, the form needs to have one of the boxes checked authorizing release of personal information.

Wyoming

If you are the owner of record on the Title, you must contact the County Clerk in the county that the title was issued to order a duplicate title. If you are the registered owner of record on the Registration, you must contact the County Treasurer in the county that the license plate and registration was issued to order a duplicate registration or replace a lost or stolen license plate.

The County Clerk’s and County Treasurer’s telephone numbers are listed on the linked site.

For a title search, we follow the Federal Privacy Disclosure Act. If you qualify, you may complete our Privacy Disclosure Agreement and pay $5.00 for each title search. The Agreement is found on our website at http://www.dot.state.wy.us/home/titles_plates_registration/title_search.html

Lien Release  Links

Lien Release Resources:

1st Investors Financial Services
380 Interstate North Parkway, 3rd floor
Atlanta, GA 30339
866-889-6495
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722 Redemption
7901 Vine Street, Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45216
Phone: 888-721-2800
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Ace Motor Acceptance Corp.
111 Cupped Oak Dr. Suite F
Matthews, NC 28104
704-882-7100
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Ally Financial
P.O. Box 380901
Bloomington, MN 55438
1-888-925-2559
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Audi Financial Services
P.O. Box 3
Hillsboro, OR 97132-0003
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Auto Use
45 Haverhill Street,
Andover, MA 1810
Phone: 800-737-9780
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Chase Auto Finance
P.O. Box 901076
Fort Worth, TX 76101-2076
800-336-6675

Chrysler Capital
P.O. Box 961275
Fort Worth, TX 76161
855-531-5531
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Crescent Bank & Trust
1100 Poydras Street Suite 100
New Orleans, LA 70163
800-264-4381
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Dependable Credit
285 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-964-9100
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Equity Auto Finance
2700 W. Cypress Creek Road A101
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
800-683-1095
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Exeter Finance Corp.
P.O. Box 166008
Irving, TX 75016
866-226-2285
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EZ Dealer Finance
8998 RT. 18 N., Suite 210
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 866-343-6714
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Financial Solutions (Bulk Purchase)
2446 Durham Manor Dr,
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-414-6708
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Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Friendly Finance
6340 Security Boulevard, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21207
800-872-2877
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GM Financial
P.O. Box 78143
Phoenix, AZ 85062-8143
800-284-2271
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Kia Motors Finance
PO Box 20825
Fountain Valley, CA 92728
866-331-5632
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Lobel Financial
1150 North Magnolia Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801
800-871-8051
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Mark One Financial LLC
P.O. Box 550870
Jacksonville, FL 32255
877-862-4240
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Mid-Atlantic Finance
15500 Lightwave Drive, # 201
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: 800-793-9661
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Nationwide Acceptance Corporation
3435 N. Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
888-885-6267
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Nicholas Financial
2454 McMullen Booth Road – Bldg C
Clearwater, FL 33759
800-237-2721
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Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
Phone: (800) NISSAN-1 (or 800-647-7261)
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Prestige Financial
1420 South 500 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
888-822-7422
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Pelican Auto Finance
P.O. Box 420848
San Diego, CA 92142
866-989-9688
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People’s Credit
4950 NE 148th Avenue
Portland, OR 97230
800-531-4420
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Regional Acceptance Corp.
1424 East Fire Tower Road
Greenville, NC 27858
252-321-7700
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Reliable Auto Finance
P.O. Box 9700
Wyoming, MI 49509
800-373-9933
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Santander Consumer USA Inc.
P.O. Box 660633
Dallas, TX 75266-0633
888-222-4227

Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp. – SNAAC
800-995-0592
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Skopos Financial, LLC
P.O. Box 143454
Irving, TX 75014
214-520-4600
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Seven Lynx Financing
8004 NW 154th ST. Unit 136
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
888-597-5969
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Southern Automotive Finance Co. – SAFCo
800-277-9198
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Spartan Financial Partners
961 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
855-233-3605
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Springleaf
2768 Eastern Blvd,
Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone: 800-457-3741
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TD Auto Finance
Attn: Customer Resolution
200 Carolina Point Parkway
Greenville, SC 29607
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Tidewater Finance Company
6520 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
800-535-4087
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Toyota Financial Services
800-874-8822
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TEBO Financial Services Inc.
4801 Dressler Road NW Suite 194
Canton, OH 44718
888-441-4344
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United Acceptance Inc.
2400 Lake Park Drive SE Suite 100
Smyrna, GA 30080
888-951-9512
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U.S. Auto Credit
8375 Dix Ellis Trail Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32256
877-280-9267
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United Quest Financial Inc.
P.O. Box 370814
Miami, FL 33137
855-476-8873
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United Acceptance Inc.
2400 Lake Park Dr. SE, Suite 100
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: 888-951-9512
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United Auto Credit
1071 Camelback Street, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 866-300-5053
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Virtual Lending Source
7084 Miramar Road, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: 800-400-9192
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Westlake Financial
4751 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 888-211-6010
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