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You can transfer ownership of a vehicle to immediate family, including:

  • Grandparents
  • Grandchildren
  • Cousins
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Children

Within 60 days upon the transfer of a motor vehicle, the new owner must either register the vehicle or present the certificate of title with an application for title to the Denver County DMV (Denver residents only). If you are not a Denver County resident, please visit the State of Colorado DMV website to locate your branch office

How to proceed with the title assignment:

  1. Endorsed title. Be sure the title is properly endorsed by the vehicle owner(s) listed on the title. (See instructions on how to properly endorse a title.)

  2. Owner identification. Bring your owner identification (secure and verifiable) or designated power of attorney completed and notarized Form DR2175 and applicant's own identification (secure and verifiable), to one of Denver's DMV branch offices (Denver residents only).

  3. Vehicle identification number (VIN) verification. VIN verification is required if the seller has an out-of-state title or the vehicle is from outside Colorado. An approved entity must complete a VIN verification Form DR2698. Denver Motor Vehicle will perform VIN verifications for a nominal fee of $ 20.00 per vehicle. Learn more...

How to register:

  Note: To register a vehicle you received as a gift, additional information such as proof of insurance, standard emissions test and other crucial documents are required.


How to assign a title to a new owner




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