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.