Replacing a Lost Title in Colorado
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If your title has been lost, stolen or damaged, you can get a duplicate title by going to your nearest county office. Make sure to bring the following materials:
- If your vehicle was purchased on or after 7/1/2006 you must provide appropriate identification.
- VIN number and title number.
- Payment of $8.20 for the duplicate title.
For those living outside of Colorado, you can download a Duplicate Title Request and Receipt and send it to the following address:
- Colorado Department of Revenue
- DMV - Title Section
- Denver, CO 80261
You'll need to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the DMV to send you the duplicate title.
Notes on Liens
Only owners, lienholders, or authorized agents may apply for duplicate titles, which means that if you do not own the vehicle, you have to become an "authorized agent" with notarized statements or power of attorneys. Forms are available online or at any county office.
If you have lien on your vehicle, you'll have to provide a notarized lien release on letterhead. Make sure to include the following information on the lien release:
- Make and year of the vehicle.
- VIN number.
- Name of owner.
If you are the lienholder and the lien isn't filed in Colorado, you will still need to provide a Power of Attorney from the owner.
In the case of repossession, you'll have to include a Statement of Repossession and a certified copy of the security agreement.
If you have any questions about liens and authorized agents, call your county office for more information.
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