To register a vehicle that was purchased from an individual, the buyer needs to supply the following:
An odometer statement is required if the vehicle is newer than 10 years old. Most titles provide a place for the odometer reading.
A title properly transferred from seller to buyer is required.
If title is not readily available, a bill of sale and insurance (in the new owner’s name) on the new vehicle will allow purchase of a temporary permit / registration.
If the title is not a Colorado title, a VIN Verification (DR2698) is required. A VIN verification is available from any Colorado law enforcement officer or Colorado dealer. The fee for the VIN verification performed through Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office will be $10 and collected by the Sheriff’s Office staff.
Older Colorado titles may require a notary. If the title has a place for a notary to sign, it needs to be notarized or a Statement of Transfer (in lieu of notarization of Colorado title) needs to be filled out (DR2445).
Notary may be required on out of state titles.
Proof of insurance is required and must state year, make, Vin, owner's name, and expiration. Proof of insurance includes:
Binder / letter from an insurance company on company letter
Valid insurance card
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