Motor Vehicle: Titling and Registering a Vehicle from Out-of State
To register and/or title a vehicle from another state, the following documents are required:
- Out-of-state Registration: If you surrender only an out-of-state registration, you will be issued a Colorado registration only. You will not be issued a Colorado title.
- Current registration is acceptable
- Expired registration is acceptable, if it is less than 6 months expired.
- A copy of the title is acceptable, if no transfer of ownership occurring
- Some states issue a document that is the title and registration combined. This document is acceptable if it is submitted to our office before the expiration date.
- Your out-of-state title is still valid for transfer of ownership. If the out-of-state title becomes lost or destroyed, you will need to contact the state in which it was issued in order to replace the title.
Out-of-state Title: You will be issued a Colorado title and registration, if you surrender your out-of-state title. TO RECEIVE A COLORADO TITLE, AN OUT-OF-STATE TITLE MUST BE SURRENDERED.
- We strongly recommend surrendering your out-of-state title when you register your car, if possible.
- Upon the surrender of your out-of-state, a Colorado title will be mailed to you in approximately eight weeks.
- Vehicle identification number inspection (VIN):
- VIN inspections can be done by a Colorado licensed dealer, a Colorado licensed emission station or a Colorado law enforcement officer.
3. Proof of insurance:
- Proof of insurance is required to register your vehicle in Colorado.
- An out-of-state policy is acceptable.
- For additional information go to insurance