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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.

photo of vehicles in salvage yard

Applying For a Salvage Title

There are several Colorado State laws governing the resuscitation of a totaled vehicle. Visit the State of Colorado website for more details. To transfer the title of a vehicle that once existed into a salvage title, download the Application for Salvage Title (PDF) form on the state's site and complete all required information indicating why the vehicle is no longer roadworthy.

Once the form is completed the state will issue a salvage title. Possessing this title allows you to sell the vehicle without making any repairs, but the new buyer will need to get a salvage title in his/her name.


Convert Salvage Title to Regular Title

There are several steps in acquiring a Certificate of Title for a salvage vehicle that has been rebuilt and made roadworthy once again, but still holding a salvage title. 

Please Note:

When selling the vehicle you must fill out a Rebuilt from Salvage Disclosure form (PDF) each time the vehicle transfers ownership, which the new buyer will bring to the county motor vehicle office when transferring the title.

 

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Rebuilder's title for collector's vehicles

Vehicles which have an early date of manufacture and also possess historical design and collector's item value may be eligible for a Rebuilder's Title. Learn more on the State of Colorado website.