1. Not that I know of. After X ( I want to say 7) amount of years, they purge the title out of the system. If that is the case with yours, it would be easier and cheaper to go through a title service. I Bonded for a title the DMV way once. And did the title service personally 3 times, and with others 4 times.
2. I had colorado state patrol do my vins 4 times at the house. Sheriff can do it to.
This was all when I lived in CO