Purchased from a Dealer

Required Paperwork

The following paperwork is required for vehicle registration for a vehicle purchased from a dealer:
  • Application for title - Form DR2395
  • Colorado registration and plates from your old vehicle (if you wish to transfer)
  • Joint Tenancy / Tenancy in Common (yes or no)
  • Manufacturer's statement of origin or title properly assigned
  • Proof of insurance
  • Secure and verifiable identification (driver’s license is acceptable)
  • Security agreement, odometer statement, VIN inspection, and dealer's bill of sale (if applicable)
  • Standard sales tax receipt

Paperwork Forwarding

When purchasing a vehicle that is being financed or leased from a dealer, the dealer generally forwards the required paperwork to our office. If there is not a lien on the vehicle, the dealer may send the paperwork directly to the individual rather than to the county. Please check with the title clerk at the dealership to find out where the paperwork will be mailed.


After paperwork from the dealer is processed, we will send a postcard indicating that you may visit the Clerk and Recording Office to register the vehicle. The card will not show the amount due.

Incorrect Paperwork

If the paperwork is not correct, you will receive a letter stating what is still needed for registration purposes.

Proof of Insurance

Proof of insurance must state year, make, VIN number, owner’s name, and expiration date. Proof of insurance includes:
  • Binder / letter from an insurance company on company letter
  • Declaration page
  • Valid insurance card

More Information

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the County Clerk’s Office at (970) 264-8350.

Contact Us

  1. Chief Deputy Clerk & Recorder 

    Cheree Henderson

    Motor Vehicle Clerk

    Jeff Stuckwish

    Motor Vheicle Clerk

    Eleanor Lucero

    449 San Juan St.
    P.O. Box 2589
    Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

    Ph: 970-264-8350
    Fax: 970-264-8357


    Monday - Thursday
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm

    VIN Verifications

    Monday through Thursday  
    (By Appointment Only)
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm    

    Colorado Department of Revenue

    Public # 303-205-5608