Colorado Department of Revenue
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Buying and Selling


Remote Keyless Entry and Car  Buyer's Responsibilities:


Seller's Responsibilities:

(Provide the following items to the buyer)


  • The Colorado Certificate of Title.
  • If there is more than one owner named on the front of the Certificate of Title, all owners must print and sign their name as seller. 
  • Enter purchase price and date.
    • After Hours Purchase C.R.S. 42-3-115(2)(b), C.R.S. 42-6-113;  A buyer of a vehicle may operate a vehicle on the highway prior to registering the vehicle when:
      • The buyer has purchased the motor vehicle within the last 36 hours from a person who is not a licensed motor vehicle dealer.
      • The vehicle was purchased either on a Saturday, on a Sunday, on a legal holiday, or between 5p.m. and 8 a.m.
      • The vehicle is being driven from the place where the seller stored the vehicle to the place where the buyer intends to store the vehicle. 
    • The buyer must carry in the vehicle:
      • A bill of sale that identifies the vehicle by year, make and VIN and shows the time and date of sale and is signed by both the buyer and the seller.
      • Proof of insurance.
  • Fill in the name(s) and addresses of the buyer at this time.
  • Complete odometer disclosure reading and indicator information on the Certificate of Title or it may be disclosed on the DR2173 Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale form which can be purchased through Standard Register at 303-860-8000.
  • An emissions inspection certificate is required if the buyer lives in an emissions area.
  • If the title has been branded “Rebuilt from Salvage”, the seller must complete the Rebuilt from Salvage Disclosure. If reason for Salvage is unknown, a vehicle record search must be completed to determine the reason the vehicle was salvaged. 

Note- Seller keeps license plates


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Complaints against Auto Dealers can be filed in writing to the Auto Industry.