Colorado Dealers

What is DRIVES?
  • The Colorado Department of Revenue and Governor’s Office of Information Technology received funding during the 2014 and 2015 legislative sessions to replace the outdated Driver’s License System (DLS) and Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS)

  • This project is called the Colorado Driver License, Record, Identification and Vehicle Enterprise Solution (Colorado DRIVES)

  • The primary goal of the Colorado DRIVES project is to provide a flexible, reliable, accurate and integrated solution for driver and vehicle services, as well as business licensing and revenue accounting

  • This project is the cornerstone to the DMV Strategic Plan goal of improving customer service and meeting the Governor’s goal of reducing wait times in state driver license offices. When implemented, Colorado DRIVES will provide:

    • State employees a modern and user-friendly system that reduces customer service time

    • Increased system reliability that significantly reduces outages and downtime in  driver license and motor vehicle offices

    • Colorado residents access to information to better prepare them for their office visit as well as improved online services.

How Does a Dealer register to issue temporary permits in DRIVES

Dealers will register through this link.

The End User License Agreement (EULA) can be found here

A help guide for complete the EULA can be found here

Where To Apply


  • The State Vehicle Services Section issues Dealer for Resale titles for a fee of $25 each.  Dealers may either schedule an appointment through the appointment scheduler for "3 Dealer Titles Processed" at the Lakewood office or use the walk-in drop off/pickup option at the Lakewood office. Companies are only allowed one appointment per day, and only three Dealer Titles will be processed during the appointment. Dealers may walk-in and drop-off any amount of Dealer Titles/payment and will be contacted when they are ready for pickup.

  • The county motor vehicle office can issue Dealer for Resale titles for a fee of $25. The county motor vehicle office cannot issue Dealer for Resale titles on the same day if the supporting surrendered document is an out-of-state title. All out-of-state titles must be checked through the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System program at the State Title Section. The title will be verified and mailed from the State.

Colorado Dealer Must Provide:


Vehicles titled for the first time in Colorado
  • Vehicles titled for the first time in Colorado must be accompanied by one of the following documents to certify the weight:

    • Manufacturer's Statement of Origin, 

    • Valid registration or title along with a weight slip

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