Colorado Title Replacement: Get a Duplicate CO Title

The Colorado title replacement process is a quick-and-easy job when you have everything ready.

Why would you need one? Well…

Somewhere along the way it may have been damaged or mutilated beyond legibility. Perhaps it was stolen from your glove compartment? Or, maybe you simply can’t find it. Either way, you’ll want to get the title in order if you ever plan to transfer ownership!

Colorado requires you replace a car title if lost, damaged, or stolen. You can get a duplicate title a few ways in Colorado and this article will share the options you have.

How to Replace or Get a Duplicate Colorado Title

You can replace your title in-person at a local Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) location. Mail-in options are available, too, if you want to save a trip to the DMV or if you’re currently out-of-state such as traveling or vacationing.

You’ll need to file the Duplicate Title Request and Receipt (DR 2539A).

You will show your driver’s license or ID, then submit an $8.20 application fee for the service.

Other items you may need:

  • Driver’s license or ID card (if the vehicle was purchased after 7/1/06)
  • License plate number
  • Vehicle’s VIN, make, model, and year
  • Vehicle’s registration proof of ownership
  • Any lien details and power of attorney (if applicable)
  • Statement of Repossession (DR 2393) if applicable

While these items aren’t entirely necessary, you may want to have them on-hand in case you need to process other items at the DMV. These documents also prove handy if you’re making corrections.

Replacing/Duplicates In-Person

Replacing a title in-person requires you to:

  1. Locate your local CO DMV office
  2. Bring and/or submit the signed title form
  3. Show your proof of identification
  4. Pay the application fee

You will receive the duplicate title after the clerk processes your order. Congrats, you’re done!

Replacing/Duplicates by Mail

Replacing and getting a duplicate title by the mail is the same process. You will file the form and include a check/money order to the DMV for the application fee. You will also include any documents listed in the Secure and Verifiable ID (DR 2841) form.

Send your documents to:

Colorado Department of Revenue

DMV – Titles Section

Denver CO 80217

You’ll receive your new title in the mail a few days after it’s processed.

Making Corrections or Updating Your Information

It’s worth your while to consider updating personal information when filing for a replacement or duplicate title. You can also use this time to complete other items like getting a name/address change or transferring a title, too. See, the DMV isn’t so frustrating after all, isn’t it?