Colorado Department of Revenue
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Frequently Asked Questions

County Motor Vehicle Office Locations

Q. What county do I reside in?
Q. Where can I locate the counties' web sites?
Q. Are address and phone numbers for the counties in the phone book? If so, under what listing?


Title and Registration Requirements

Q. I am new to Colorado. What do I need to register and title my vehicle?
Q. Where do I apply to title and register my vehicle?
Q. Can I register and title my car before I move to Colorado?
Q. Do I need a bill of sale or a letter of gift? If so, is there a standard form?


Registration Fees

Q. What are the fees to register and title my vehicles?
Q. Why are fees not quoted over the phone?


Secure and Verifiable Identification

Q. Which Title and Registration transactions require Secure and Verifiable ID?
Q. What types of identification meet the requirements of Secure and Verifiable Photo Identification for Title and Registration transactions?


Emission Requirements

Q. Do I have to provide an emission test when I sell a vehicle?
Q. Is an emissions test required, if so, how often?
Q. Where do I get the emission test done?


Payment Options

Q. Which county motor vehicle offices accept Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express as a payment option when titling and registering a vehicle?


Manufactured Homes

Q What forms are required for transactions involving manfactured homes?


Vehicle Identification Number Inspection

Q. Where do I get a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection?


Lien Releases

Q. What is required to remove a lien from a Colorado title and/or duplicate title?
Q. Can more than one lien be omitted when applying for a duplicate title?


Requesting a History Search

Q. When requesting a history or search on a vehicle record, which box do I check for the Requestor Release and Affidavit of Intended Use (DR 2489)?


Bonding Requirements

Q. If I purchase a vehicle without a title, what do I need to do to obtain a title in my name?



Q. Does The State of Colorado title and register trailers?