Selling a Vehicle


Provide the Colorado Certificate of Title. If there is more than one owner named on the front of the Certificate of Title, all owners must print and sign their name as seller, exactly as it is printed on the title. Enter purchase price and date. After Hours Purchase C.R.S. 42-3-115(2)(b), C.R.S. 42-6-113;  A buyer of a vehicle may operate a vehicle on the highway prior to registering the vehicle when:

  • The buyer has purchased the motor vehicle within the last 36 hours from a person who is not a licensed motor vehicle dealer.
  • The vehicle was purchased either on a Saturday, on a Sunday, on a legal holiday, or between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • The vehicle is being driven from the place where the seller stored the vehicle to the place where the buyer intends to store the vehicle.


License Plates

Seller keeps license plates. These should be removed from the vehicle.‚Äč


Do I need a Bill of Sale?

Helpful Links:

Complaints against Auto Dealers can be filed in writing to the Auto Industry Division.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall information

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Vehicle History for consumers video (closed caption) (Español) (Subtítulos)