Aircraft Registration

Replacement Aircraft Registration Certificate

A lost or damaged Aircraft Registration Certificate can be replaced by sending a written request.

The request must:

  • Identify the aircraft by Manufacturer Name, Model Designation, N-Number, and Serial Number;
  • Give the reason a replacement is needed, i.e., original is lost, destroyed, or mutilated;
  • Include the $2.00 Replacement Certificate Fee; and
  • Be signed showing the signer's title, if appropriate, and their name typed or printed below the signature.

The request may be sent to the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch by email if the $2.00 fee has already been paid, or if the emailed request states that the fee will be sent by mail. Our email address is You may pay required fees at and include a copy of receipt with your request.

The registration certificate will be mailed to the registration address on record.

  • You may request a Temporary Certificate of Registration to be sent by fax or email. This enables operation of the aircraft until the replacement certificate arrives. Include your email address or fax/voice phone numbers on the request.
  • The aircraft owner may request the replacement certificate be mailed to an alternate address.
  • The aircraft owner may request the replacement certificate be sent via FedEx. To protect the FedEx account number, use a separate sheet of paper, include shipping address and phone number for label.  OR provide a prepaid FedEx shipping label.

Mail Us Your Request for a Replacement Aircraft Registration Certificate

Contact the Aircraft Registration Branch


Last updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2023