Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls
  1. Home
  2. Articles
  3. How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Colorado

How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Colorado

Car Title Colorado

Your car’s title proves your ownership of the vehicle, and it’s required for a number of different things. You won’t be able to sell the car without a title, and you can’t trade it in either. If you move out of Colorado, you’ll need to register your car using the title, and new Colorado residents will need a title to register in the state.

Titles are essential documents, but they’re fragile and can be easily damaged. Water, smoke and fire can leave them completely illegible and useless. They can also be lost, or even stolen in a worst-case scenario. Where does that leave you? Actually, you can get a duplicate title from the state of Colorado pretty easily, but you’ll need to follow some specific steps.

Unlike other states in the country, the only way to get a duplicate title from Colorado is to go in person to the DMV. You’ll also need to bring some specific paperwork with you when you go.

Information Required to Obtain a Replacement Title

You’ll need to bring the following with you to the DMV office to obtain a replacement title:

  • The VIN of your car
  • The license plate number of your car
  • Your identification (if the car was purchased after mid-2006)

No other documents are needed unless you are an out of state resident. In this case, you’ll need to complete Form DR 2539A (Duplicate Title Request and Receipt) and mail it in, along with some other information. You also need to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so the DMV can send you the duplicate title. Finally, make sure you have a form of verifiable ID copied and added to the papers. Mail your paperwork to:

Colorado Department of Revenue
DMV – Titles Section
Denver, CO 80217

Note: If you don’t own your vehicle outright, it means there’s a lienholder involved somewhere. Only lienholders and owners can apply for a duplicate title in Colorado. You’ll need to obtain a notarized lien release from the lienholder before you can obtain a replacement title.

For more information, see the Colorado DMV website.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

How to Buy Fuel Treatments
Adding a fuel additive to your gas tank when you fill up is one way to clean vital engine parts of deposits, improve the performance of your engine,...
Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...

Related questions

Q: Least maintenance cost for hybrid crossover type car

Hi, thanks for writing in. The Mercury Mariner is a great car and there are several others out on the market that fit your preferences quite nicely. As you may know, some comparable model vehicles in this class are, the...

Q: Is the 2002 Lexus is300 with manual transmission a good car and why?

This is a relative question depending on your zip code and supply and demand for cars of that type in that area. Kelly Blue Book complies comparative sales of specific cars of a given type with specific options and compares...

Q: Fault ABS fault traction

I would suggest first checking the ABS sensors at the wheels as they are known for being very sensitive and relaying false readings. Things as simple as dirt and debris can cause these to not work properly. Since these are...