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Pursuant to HB16-1056, tow carriers who complete title searches via the IDS system, in person or via mail, for private and public tows, who receive a “No Record Found” will have to complete a national database search through the Division of Motor Vehicles Title and Registration Section for vehicles towed on or after January 1, 2017.
For more information on this change, see the memo issued August 5, 2016 and the training PowerPoint.
Training Presentation for Abandoned Vehicle Title Search HB 16-1056
DR 2489A - Motor Vehicle Requestor Release Affidavit of Intended Use
DR 2008 - Public Tow Vehicle Information Request
DR 2008A - Private Tow Vehicle Information Request
DR 2773 - Abandonment of Motor Vehicles Private Tow Requirements Checklist
DR 2774 - Law Enforcement Public Tow Requirements Checklist
A downloadable PDF of these FAQs can be obtained here
Public - Both LEA & Tow Company must submit DR2489A Motor Vehicle Requestor Release Affidavit of Intended Use.
Private – Tow Company must submit DR2489A Motor Vehicle Requestor Release Affidavit of Intended Use.
Note: DR2773 and DR2774 are being updated to reflect the DR 2008 & 2008A are not required when performing a search.
This can be processed through the mail:
State of Colorado
Department of Revenue
PO Box 173350, Room 146
Denver, CO 80217-3350
1881 Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Note: Please ensure that the most current DR2489A is submitted.
Odometer must be listed on the DR2698 Verification of Vehicle Identification Number per C.R.S. 42-3-105(c)(I)
Per Colorado Statute the Colorado Record Search and the National Data Base search must be completed and no additional websites need to be referenced.
Vehicle that are not retrieved shall be sold or disposed of in the following time frame:
Effective January 1, 2017, a National Record Search must be completed if no Colorado record is found.