Colorado may be home to the Rockies, but it’s smooth sailing when you need to order a new title for your car. You can apply for a duplicate title for your car in Colorado if your current title is lost, stolen, or destroyed.
Follow these simple instructions to secure your car title in Colorado:
1. Fill out the Duplicate Title Request and Receipt from the Colorado Department of Revenue.
2. You’ll need a valid form of identification, like a Colorado driver’s license or passport if your car was bought on or after 7/1/2006. You also need to know your car’s VIN or title number.
3. Head to your local DMV with the signed request and receipt, proper identification, and a check for $8.20 (fee as of 02/08/2017). If you are requesting a duplicate title on behalf of someone else, you may also need a power of attorney signed by a notary public.
There will most likely be a 5-10 business day turnaround until you receive the new title. So, there’s no better time than the present to start the process.
Remember: If you’re in a current lien (loan) you will need to finish paying off your vehicle and secure a lien release to proceed with getting your title. We currently don’t purchase vehicles that are under a lien.
This information is subject to change and is for informational purposes only. Be sure to check with your local DMV to make sure that all processes are the same, or you can visit the Colorado DMV page.