I just moved here from another state. What do I need to title and/or register a vehicle in Colorado? How do I become a resident?

There are three ways to establish residency. When you buy a home, start a job or change your Driver License. After becoming a Colorado resident, you have up to 90 days to register your vehicle before you start accruing late fees. 

To title and/or register a vehicle in Colorado, you need; either your title or current registration (cannot be expired more than 6 months), and a VIN verification completed by local law enforcement. If you live in Montrose County, please contact Montrose County Sheriff at 970-252-4023. They can schedule to come to you or you can go to their office at 1200 N Grand Ave. If you live in the City of Montrose, please contact Montrose PD at 970-252-5200. 

You will also need a valid US Government issued photo ID and current proof of insurance that meets Colorado standards. Depending on what state you are coming from you may need to show the declaration page from your insurance policy if you have not switched to Colorado insurance. Note: If you are trying to register a truck with an empty weight of 4500 pounds or more, you will need a certified weight slip. Please include the VIN number on the weight slip. In Montrose you can get certified weight slips at Recla Metal, 136 S Maple Ave or the Exxon Travel Center at 1440 N Townsend Ave. Note for all online transactions: Be sure to use the State of Colorado’s official websites of dmv.colorado.gov or mydmv.colorado.gov. Never use “.org” or “.com”

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1. I just moved here from another state. What do I need to title and/or register a vehicle in Colorado? How do I become a resident?
2. How do I change my address for my vehicle?
3. How do I request a duplicate title? I live in the State of Colorado, but in a different county; can I get a duplicate title in Montrose County?
4. How do I request a duplicate registration?
5. I lost my license plate, how do I replace it?
6. How do I replace a lost year tab?
7. How do I replace a lost month tab?
8. How do I get Person with Disabilities Placards/License Plates? How many placards/license plates can I have? What is the cost of person with disabilities placards/license plates?
9. How can I renew my vehicle registration?
10. I sold my car, how do I release liability on it?
11. How much will the registration be for my new car?
12. Do you take payments over the phone?
13. What do you accept for payments?
14. What is the correct way to sign the back of a Colorado title when you sell the vehicle?
15. How do you add someone to a Colorado title?
16. How do you remove someone from a Colorado title?
17. When does my Specific Ownership Tax decrease?
18. I live in the State of Colorado, but in a different county; can I title and register my vehicle in Montrose County?
19. Can I exempt the mileage on the vehicle I just purchased?
20. I am an honorably discharged veteran, what are the qualifications for the exempt military license plates?
21. What is the difference between Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship and Tenancy in Common?
22. How old do you have to be to have a Colorado title in your name?
23. I got married/divorced and need to change my name on my title, how do I do that?
24. Can I transfer a title for someone else?