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Denver Motor Vehicle New Branch Hours Effective Aug. 3

All Denver Motor Vehicle locations implemented new hours on August 3, 2020:

Open 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M, Tu, Th, F
Open 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wed.

Please Note: 

Most Motor Vehicle branches are experiencing waits of up to 30 minutes with some branches having no wait times. 

Customers who visit in person will notice physical and process changes implemented to protect customers and staff from exposure to COVID-19 including:

  • Glass dividers at all customer-facing windows
  • Physical distancing cues to help customers observe social distancing
  • Increased cleaning frequency for high traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer for staff and clients, face masks for all staff and for clients who forget their mask, and other protective measures

Lobby areas must remain at a safe capacity. Clients will first check-in at the facility and DMV staff will notify you when it is safe to enter.

Clients with completed paperwork who are paying by check can place their information directly into the drop box at any of the five branch offices without waiting and staff will process and send the updated registration within 3-4 business days. 

To learn more about current Emissions Testing, visit our Emissions page.

To learn about guidance for New Vehicle Purchases, visit our  Register a New or Used Vehicle page.

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.

Missing the douments you need?

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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