If you have recently purchased a vehicle, registration must be obtained within 60 days (C.R.S. 42-3-103).
If you purchased your vehicle from an individual, you must submit the following documents:
NOTE: This list includes the basic forms which are required. Additional documentation may be needed after the paperwork is reviewed.
Purchase from a Colorado Dealership with Financing
If the vehicle was purchased from a Colorado dealership with financing, the dealership sends the documentation to the Motor Vehicle Office for processing. Once processed, a Title Complete Notice will be mailed to you.
Purchase from a Colorado or Out-of-State Dealership without Financing
If you purchased your vehicle from a dealership with NO financing, the dealership usually will send you the following documents. In some instances, the dealership will have you pick up the documents or they will submit them to the Motor Vehicle Office. If the paperwork is submitted to the Motor Vehicle Office, you will receive a Title Complete Notice once it has been processed.
Title Complete Notice
After the dealership or financial organization submits the title work to the Motor Vehicle Office, a Title Complete Notice (white postcard) will be mailed to notify the vehicle owner(s) that the title work has been processed. Plates then can be purchased and/or transferred.
If you have not received a Title Complete Notice and your temporary tag is nearing expiration, contact our Motor Vehicle Office, 520-6240, or the title clerk at the dealership and ask for the date when the Motor Vehicle Office signed for the paperwork. Then, come into our office with that date, the dealership name, proof of Colorado insurance and Secure and Verifiable Identification to register your vehicle.
Additional information is available on the page Title Complete Notice.