How a Title Pawn works


Wondering if car title loans near Gainesville from Lake Title are right for you? Not sure what to expect when you come in and apply for a car title loan at our office? Here are a few things you should know about how car title loans work, and about what you should expect when you apply for a car title loan at our office.

1. It’s Easy to Get Approved for Title Loans at Lake Title

You will need to bring in some basic documents like your driver’s license or state ID to approve your identity. We will also need three other things from you:

  • Your vehicle (for a quick inspection) – We need to take a look at your car to verify its condition, mileage, make, model and value. This is what determines the car title loan value you’re eligible for.
  • A free & clear title in your name – Your title must be in your own name, and cannot have any liens. You must own your car outright, and not be making payments to any other agency for your vehicle.
  • Proof of your address – We’ll need some kind of proof of your home address. Most customers choose to bring in a utility/phone bill or a bank statement. Any official document with your name and address will work.

If you can give us these three things, we can approve you for a car title loan near Gainesville!

2. You Keep Your Car and Your Keys 

Worried we will keep your car? We get it – but we don’t need your car or your keys. All we keep is your vehicle title. We will put a “lien” on the title. That means that if you don’t pay your loan, we can repossess your vehicle.

Don’t worry, though – as long as you make your payments on time, you will keep your car! We just need to hold onto the title as collateral for your loan.

3. You will Get Your Cash on the Same Day You Apply

We make it easy for you to get fast cash with title loans near Gainesville, Florida. Once you come into our office, apply for a loan and are approved, we will give you cash immediately, and you can use it for your emergency expenses right away.

4. You Need to Repay Your Car Loan to Keep Your Car and Get Your Title Back

Before you apply for a car title loan, we recommend that you make sure your finances are in order, and that you will be able to repay your loan within the specified time frame.

This is because, if you fail to repay your loan on time, Lake Title has the right to repossess your vehicle. However, as soon as you completely repay your loan, the lien on your title will be lifted, and you’ll get your title back.

Apply for Car Title Loans near Gainesville, Fl Today!

With our two convenient locations in South Georgia near the Florida state line, Lake Title makes it easy to get the emergency cash you need. Get started by visiting our website now, or come to one of our offices in St. George, GA or Lake Park, GA.



Lake Title is committed to giving its customers the best experience possible.  Car title pawns are secured by the equity in your vehicle. This type of pawn is not intended to be a long-term solution. The max APR for a title pawn is 0%*, plus a mail fee of $5.91. Pawn repayment periods can range from 61 to 90 days.

Representative Example: If you choose to pay your pawn within 61 days then the total repayment for a $100 loan is $100. Customer is also responsible for paying a mail fee of $5.91.

PAWN AMOUNT (Amount Financed) PAWN TERM (# of Days) PAWN FEE (Finance Charge) CHECK AMOUNT (Total of Payments) APR
$100 61 $0 $100.00 0%


Representative Pawn Examples (Changing Terms) One Time Fee Total
Amount Term Rate (APR) No. of Payments Monthly Payments Mail Fee
$100.00 61 days 0% 2 $50.00 $5.91 $105.91

* This offer is only provided to customers who application originated via a paid Google advertisement. Your actual rate depends upon loan amount, loan term, credit usage and history, and will be agreed upon between you and the lender.



This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices relating to this website for Gainesville Title Loan (referred to herein as “Lake Title”). This privacy notice applies to information collected by phone, email, and/or this web site. The purpose of this privacy notice is to address the following: 1) What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared; 2) What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; 3) The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information; and 4) How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Collection, Use, and Sharing of Information

Lake Title is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Lake Title only has access to/collect information that you voluntarily give Lake Title via email, phone, or by completing the Funding Estimate form which may appear throughout the web site. Lake Title will not sell or rent this information to anyone. Lake Title will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted Lake Title. Lake Title will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to determine if you are eligible for funding. Unless you request Lake Title not to, Lake Title may contact you via email or phone to notify you about specials, promotions, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access To and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from Lake Title at any time. To do any of the following, you should contact Lake Title via email at [email protected] or by calling (352) 692-2274:  1) See what data Lake Title has about you, if any; 2) Change/correct any data Lake Title has about you; 3) Have Lake Title delete any data it may have about you; and/or 4) Opt out of receiving phone calls relating to, or emails containing, offers or updates regarding your account.

Data Security, Storage, and Employee Limitations

Lake Title takes several precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via this Lake Title web site, your information is protected both online and offline. Whenever Lake Title collects sensitive information (such as personal data), that information is encrypted and transmitted directly to Lake Title’s database in a secure way. While Lake Title uses encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, Lake Title also protects your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which Lake Title stores personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Links To Other Web Sites and Services

Lake Title may have links to outside affiliates and/or third-party websites and is not responsible for the content or policies on those sites. Lake Title is not responsible for examining or evaluating businesses or individuals or the content of their websites.

We Carefully Limit And Control The Sharing Of Customer Information

We disclose “nonpublic personal information” as permitted or required by a variety of federal or state laws, such as response to a subpoena. We only collect information needed to serve you and conduct our business.This information my come from public records including but not limited to Department of Motor Vehicles, any state agency related to the motor vehicle, its title, or registration status.


All questions or comments regarding the aforementioned policies should be directed to Lake Title using the address listed below. All inquiries will be addressed and responded to within a reasonable time period.

    Lake Title
     Attn: Brooke Brandon
     1323 Lakes Blvd, Suite A
Lake Park, GA 31636


By providing your email address or other personal information to Lake Title, or by completing an application with Lake Title, you understand and do not dispute the terms outlined in this privacy notice.


At Lake Title we are proud to be a responsible participant in the Title Pawn industry. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers, and therefore adopt the following as representative of our core values:

  • We will not encourage customers to engage in a pawn transaction if we do not believe that our service is appropriate for them.
  • We will not intentionally market to people who are financially insecure.
  • We will not encourage people to borrow more than we believe they can afford to repay.
  • We will do our best to provide information, so our customers have a clear and understanding of the services we provide.
  • We will comply with appropriate state and local regulations related to short-term loans.

Borrowing Responsibly

First, determine whether a pawn transaction is in your best interest. If you do not feel that you will realistically be able to pay it back in a timely manner, understand that you may run the risk of incurring extra charges by allowing the contract to rollover.

We recommend that you not engage in a pawn transaction unless you fully understand, and are comfortable with, the terms and conditions. The finance charge is 25% every 30 calendar days on the principle balance of the pawn transaction. In addition, fee(s) may be charged to register a lien on the title and are only charged in the event that the lien is secured and due at the time that the account is paid in full. Because of the high risk associated with short-term loans, the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) can be as much as 300%.

Responsible Lending

Lake Title facilitates pawn transactions that are conducted in a secure and responsible manner, with appropriate consumer protections. Our principles and core values include, but are not limited to, full disclosure, truthful advertising, and fair collections practices.

Full Disclosure

We comply with the disclosure requirements of the state in which the title pawn office is located and with federal disclosure requirements including the Federal Truth in Lending Act. Our title pawn contracts with customers fully outline the terms of the transaction. We disclose the cost of the service fee both as a dollar amount and as an annual percentage rate (“APR”). We further ensure full disclosure by making rates clearly identifiable to customers before they enter into the transaction process, unless not permitted by federal, state, or local law.


We comply with all applicable laws. As such, it is our policy to not charge any fees or rates for a pawn transaction that are deemed unauthorized by state or federal law.

Truth In Advertising

We do not advertise the title pawn service in any false, misleading, or deceptive manner, and promote only the responsible use of our title pawn service.

Encouraging Consumer Responsibility

Through this policy on responsible lending, we educate our customers that these loans are meant to provide you with short-term financing to solve immediate cash needs and should not be considered a long–term solution.

Collection Policies and Practices

Our collection agents will collect past due accounts in a professional, fair and lawful manner. Upon Default, the following are examples of things that may occur:

1. Contact with you may be attempted through all provided means including active phone numbers for all account holders, references, letters and emails.

2. Repossession of the collateral at issue in the transaction.

3. Litigation to recover balance in full in which debtor will be responsible for all associated costs and fees including attorneys’ fees.

The term of the pawn transaction is up to 90 days.  In the event that the redemption premium is not received on the 30th day, the account will automatically renew into another 30-day term acquiring additional fees to automatically accrue on the account until the balance is paid in full. If you are unable to pay the account in full, the minimum payment of the interest accrued can be paid to renew the term and avoid further collection.

Lake Title does not report any information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments, or default on your account will not be reflected on your credit score. Lake Title will repossess any collateral in the event of a default.

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