Sec. 2.1 . (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), if a certificate of registration:
(1) is lost or stolen;
(2) is damaged as to not be legible;
(3) is destroyed; or
(4) requires changes to the information included on the certificate;
the person to whom the certificate is issued may obtain from the bureau a duplicate, an amended, or a replacement certificate by filing with the bureau an application on a form provided by the bureau duly sworn to as provided in IC 9-18-2.
(b) If a certificate of registration is lost or stolen, the bureau may not issue a duplicate or replacement certificate of registration until the person to whom the lost or stolen certificate was issued has first notified:
(1) the Indiana law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where the loss or theft occurred; or
(2) the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the address listed on the registration;
that the original certificate of registration has been lost or stolen.
(c) A law enforcement agency to which a loss or theft is reported shall complete and present to the person reporting the loss or theft a form provided by the bureau indicating that the loss or theft has been reported.
(d) The person must present the form described under subsection (c) to the bureau before a duplicate or replacement certificate of registration may be obtained.
(e) The bureau shall charge a fee for a duplicate, an amended, or a replacement certificate of registration as set forth in IC 9-29-5-17.1 .
(f) A duplicate, an amended, or a replacement certificate of registration must be carried in the manner required by IC 9-18-2-21 .
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