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CHANGE A NAME ON A TITLE

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Changing a legal name

 

Depending on your situation, you will need to supply the documentation listed below when you come to one of Denver's DMV branch offices. If you are not a Denver County resident, please visit the State of Colorado DMV website to locate your branch office.


 

  1. Divorce decree, marriage certificate or court order legalizing your name change.
  2. Sign off on the title as the seller in the Seller's Signature area, and sign-on as the buyer in the Buyer's Signature area.
  3. Bring the signed title and your owner identification (secure and verifiable) or designated power of attorney completed and notarized Form DR2175 to one of Denver's DMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  4. Be prepared to pay the title fee.

 If you lack the proper documents to validate your legal name change (birth certificate, marriage certificate, court decree), you can order documentation through vital records


 

Deleting a name

  1. Both parties listed on title must sign-off as sellers in the Seller's Signature area. The person retaining the title must then sign the title as the buyer in the Buyer's Signature area.
  2. Bring your owner identification (secure and verifiable) or designated power of attorney completed and notarized Form DR2175 to one of Denver's DMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  3. Bring the signed title and proper ID to one of Denver's DMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  4. Be prepared to pay the title fee.

 

Adding a name

  1. The owner of the title must sign-off as the seller in the Seller's Signature area, and then both parties must sign the title as buyers in the Buyer's Signature area.
  2. Bring your owner identification (secure and verifiable) or designated power of attorney completed and notarized Form DR2175 to one of Denver's DMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  3. Bring the signed title and proper ID to one of Denver's DMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  4. Be prepared to pay the title fee.

Assignment of Titles Involving Divorce

Court Order awarding vehicle

When a title is in joint ownership in the name of a married couple and there has been a divorce, the joint owner who was not awarded the vehicle must assign their interest in the vehicle to the other joint owner. Only the signature of the owner assigning their interest is required, providing the other joint owner's name is remaining the same and no additional owners are being added to the new title. The Court Order must describe the vehicle by year, make, VIN. A copy is acceptable.

Court Order divesting interest in a vehicle

When the divorce decree specifically states that one owner is awarded the vehicle, no signature is required from the person not awarded the vehicle. The divorce decree must describe the vehicle by year, make, VIN and accompany the application title. A copy of the divorce decree is acceptable.

Court Order authorizing clerk of the court in a divorce

When one of the owners is not available or refuses to sign the title, the court may authorize the Clerk of the Court to sign or give power of attorney to transfer the title. The Court Order must describe the vehicle by year, make, VIN. A copy of the court order is acceptable.

Direct Court Order in a divorce

The court may issue a direct order directing the State of Colorado to issue a title to one of the parties.

NOTE: Court Orders must describe vehicle by year, make and VIN, and must accompany application for title. A copy is acceptable.

 

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