Registering Out of State Vehicles

When re-registering a vehicle from out of state, the following paperwork is required:

  1. A registration not more than 6 months expired (original), ora title (a copy of the title accepted, if vehicle is financed).
    • Leased vehicle-registration must show lessor (owner) and lessee, or provide a lease agreement.
    • Lessor's name, address and lease date will be needed.
    • If out of state title is not surrendered, a Colorado title cannot be issued.
    • Lien holder's name and address if applicable.
    • Purchase date.
  2. Verification of the vehicle identification number, Form DR2698.
    • Available through any emission station upon request, Colorado dealer or law enforcement officer.
    • If you own a non-titled vehicle, trailer or coming from foreign country, please see a clerk for a complete checklist. Certified vehicle identification number (VIN) inspection required.
  3. Certified empty weigh slip must be submitted for truck weights between 4,500 and 10,000 pounds, motorhomes and all trailers
  4. Proof of Insurance is required prior to registration on tax Class C (passenger cars, motorcycles, motor homes and buses) and Class B (light trucks and recreational trucks).