Out-Of-State Titles

After becoming a Colorado resident, you have within 90 days to register your vehicle.  Effective January 1, 2010 all states are required to comply with Federal Law 28 CFR Part 25,National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). The purpose is to protect states, individuals, and commercial consumers from motor vehicle title fraud. In order to comply with this Federal requirement, the ability to print a title over the counter by the County Motor Vehicle Office (same day title) has been disabled for all title applications with an out-of-state title as the supporting document. The Colorado Certificate of Title will be processed and mailed by the State Title Section. If your vehicle was titled in another state, fill out the Verification of Vehicle Identification Number form, completed by either:
  • A Colorado law enforcement officer
  • A licensed Colorado motor vehicle dealer
  • A licensed Colorado emissions testing station
Please contact the Vehicle Services Section at 303-205-5608 for additional information.