Yes, in Oklahoma only the registered title holder can file for a lost title. Go to the tag office and there's a form that needs to be filled out. They can give you the form and you can take it to him and have it filled out. Then take the form back to the tag office. I think it costs $30. The title will come back in his name and then all of the normal transfer of title stuff will have to take place.
Also just FYI...it's against the law to sell a vehicle without a title. That bill of sale garbage that sellers like to spout is just that....garbage.
Edited by SoonerDG (04/14/16 01:42 PM)
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