Colorado Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

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Updated May 28, 2023

A Colorado motor vehicle bill of sale is a legal document provided by a seller as proof that payment has been provided and ownership of a motor vehicle has been transferred. This document is written as an “as is” document, meaning there is no warranty by the previous owner of the vehicle. It will provide all of the vehicle information and what is needed for the buyer to provide to the DMV for titling and proof of ownership.

Signing Requirements – Seller and buyer must sign.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Federal Form) – Must be attached to all vehicles under 16,000 lbs and under ten (10) years old.

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County Versions (10)

Denver County

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El Paso County

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Jefferson County

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Larimer County

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Mesa County

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Park County

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Pitkin County

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Rio Blanco County

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Summit County

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Weld County

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Registering a Vehicle

After purchasing a vehicle, new owners have sixty (60) days to register a vehicle. New residents have ninety (90) days to complete registration. Sometimes, dealerships will complete registrations for buyers, but all private sales must handle registration in-person. Registration is valid for twelve (12) months and must be renewed annually, and renewal may be completed with Colorado’s online renewal system.

Where to Register

Colorado vehicle owners should go to the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles to register new vehicles.

Required Documents

  • Bill of Sale;
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement;
  • Certificate of Title (if vehicle was titled in a different state, a VIN verification is needed);
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Emissions inspection form (if applicable);
    • Sellers are required to provide an emissions test to applicable vehicles, and some counties do not require emissions tests.
  • A Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney is required if an individual is registering the vehicle on another’s behalf;
  • Appropriate payment method for Registration Fees; and
  • Proof of Insurance with required minimums:
    • $25,000 bodily injury/death for one person
    • $50,000 bodily injury/death for all persons
    • $15,000 property damage