Some county buildings are reopening to the public on June 1, while other services remain online. See current safer-at-home order with face coverings.

Resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19. For help, submit questions or call 720-776-0822 weekdays (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Level 1 Fire Restrictions remain in place for western Boulder County. View the flyer and map for more details. No fires, no shooting.

Selling a Vehicle

Selling a Vehicle

Boulder County Motor Vehicle Offices Are Closed Effective Tuesday, March 17

Most services are available online. If you need assistance, please contact us at or 303-413-7710.

Seller Checklist

Provide the following documents to a buyer when selling a vehicle:

  • Title:
    • Hand-printed names and signatures of seller(s) and buyer(s) are required
  • Bill of Sale (in rare circumstances, such as when proper ownership documents are missing, please contact our office for alternative Bill of Sale paperwork)
  • Odometer disclosure statement if the vehicle is less than ten years old:
    • Disclose on title, secure dealer bill of sale or secure power of attorney
    • Include odometer reading and indicator
    • Hand-printed names and signatures of seller(s) and buyer(s) is required
  • Proof of emissions test if required:

Title Replacement

If the title is lost or destroyed, the seller must apply immediately for a Duplicate Title. ***NEW*** a duplicate title may also be requested online.

A motor vehicle Bill of Sale must be given to the buyer to obtain a temporary permit until the duplicate title is received.

License Plates

License plates belong to the seller, not the vehicle. If a vehicle is sold or traded, license plates must be removed.

Release of Liability: Voluntarily report a transfer of ownership within five days of sale. Pursuant to C.R.S. 42-6-109(3), this notification serves to remove the seller’s liability for the buyer’s actions involving the vehicle after the sale is complete.


Contact or visit a Boulder County Motor Vehicle office if an error is made completing the title.

Contact Us

Motor Vehicle Division

303-413-7725 (Fax)
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F


Boulder: 1750 33rd Street
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Longmont: 529 Coffman Street
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Lafayette: 1376 Miners Drive
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Mailing Address

1750 33rd Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301