Titling Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV)
Senate Bill 13-280 Titling Off Highway Vehicles, effective July 1, 2014 creates the ability for Off Highway Vehicles and Snowmobiles to be titled.
Senate Bill 13-280 applies only to titling of OHV, registration of OHV is still completed through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. For more information regarding OHV registration, please visit http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/RegistrationsOHV.aspx
An Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV), C.R.S. 42-6-102 (11.5), is defined as :
A self-propelled vehicle that is:
A Snowmobile, C.R.S. 42-6-102 (18.5), is defined as:
OHV Titling Required Documents:Proof of Ownership-
Manufacturer Certificate of Origin (MCO)/ Manufacturer Statement of Origin (MSO)
Certificate of Title
Current Colorado Parks and Wildlife OHV registration
If in a dealer’s inventory prior to July 1, 2014, a Statement of Fact (Form DR 2444) for each OHV stating the following:
“Prior to July 1, 2014, the off-highway vehicle detailed above was held as inventory by:
AddressCity, CO ZipPhone Number”
All current titling laws, processes, and procedures apply.
Dealers have 30 days to deliver title to customers.
Owner’s address of residence is used unless the OHV is permanently maintained at a different address. Businesses will use the address where the vehicle is principally operated and maintained.
Dealers may obtain title on behalf of the customer by Power of Attorney (Form DR 2174 or DR 2175). After the title has been established in the individual’s name, the dealer may make the assignment by POA on the title.
OHV may not be issued salvage titles - C.R.S. 42-6-102-17(a)(II).
Dealer purchases/trades from an individual on or after July 1, 2014:
C.R.S. 42-6-148 requires an individual to obtain title prior to selling an OHV to a dealer.
Obtaining title is optional for private party to private party sales.
Current Colorado Parks and Wildlife Registration
Applicants who are unable to provide acceptable proof of ownership documents may obtain title by following the bond process outlined in the Title or Salvage Title Established by Surety Bond Checklist (Form DR 2922).
OHV is 25 years or older (A certified VIN inspection and notarized bill of sale within 24 months of purchase are required).
Off-highway vehicle was moved to Colorado from a state not issuing certificates of title for off-highway vehicles;
Off-highway vehicle is used and held as inventory by a powersports dealer;
Off-highway vehicle was owned by an agency of the United States or another state or a political subdivision thereof;
Off-highway vehicle was owned by an agricultural producer and used strictly for agricultural purposes;
Off-highway vehicle was owned exclusively for the purpose of being operated in an organized competitive or noncompetitive event on publicly or privately owned or leased land; except that this exemption does not apply unless the agency exercising jurisdiction over the land specifically authorizes the organized competitive or noncompetitive event; or
Off-highway vehicle was used by a dealer, manufacturer, or authorized designee for an off-highway vehicle operator education or safety program.
Liens may be filed on off-highway vehicles in the same manner as motor vehicles.
Liens are valid for ten years
Titles will be mailed to the lienholder
Liens may be extended for successive three year periods
If a Colorado Title exists, request a title search using Motor Vehicle Search Request (Form DR 2489A).
If a Colorado Title does not exist, verify through the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
OHV Taxes and Fees:
Taxes and Fees are the same as with Motor Vehicles
Dealer collects any taxes that are in common with the dealer’s address and the buyer’s address.
Dealer titles processing timeframe and fees:
Title and Registration Section- $25.00
Vehicle Services Unit
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
TItle and Registration Section
PO Box 173350
Denver, CO 80217-3350
Please contact the Title and Registration Sections with any questions at 303-205-5608.