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Titling and Registering a Vehicle
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Selling a Vehicle
Private Party Vehicle Purchase
Duplicate Title/Lost Title
Homemade Trailers
Filing a Lien
Lost Registration/Tabs
Temporary Permits
Power of Attorney
Joint Tenancy
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State of Colorado - Department of Motor Vehicle



Guidelines for Selling a Vehicle:

  • No alterations or erasures may be made on the title.  If the title has any alteration or erasures, the document is void.  No white out is allowed.
  • A title with your name registered on the front is required to sell a vehicle in Colorado. 
  • You, as seller, and any other party listed on the front of the title as owner, must print and sign on the “signature of seller” portion of the title .
  • Some states use titles, which require notarization of the seller’s signature.  If you are unsure about the need for notarization, please call the motor vehicle office at (970) 542-3521. 
  • The printed name and signature of the seller must match the name of the owner exactly as it is printed on the front of the title.
  • If the selling party’s name has been signed off by a power of attorney, the notarized power of attorney form is also required to accompany the title.

Example:  If the title reads John and Mary A Jones, then the signature and printed name on the back of the title must read: John Jones and Mary A Jones

Example:  If the title reads John Albert Jones, Jr., then the signed and printed name on the back of the title must read John Albert Jones, JR


Example:  If the title reads Smith, John then the printed name and signature must be on the back of the title in the normal written order.  The first name written first, the second name written second:  John Smith.

  • After the seller’s signature has been notarized (if necessary), have the purchaser enter their name on the “convey to” portion of the title exactly as they wish their name to appear on the title. 
  • The buyer then must present the title to the motor vehicle office in order to complete the transfer.
  • In addition to the properly signed and notarized title, you, as the seller must either print on the back of the title or give a bill of sale to the buyer, which contains a perjury cause.  The Bill of sale must include the sale date plus the amount of the sale, year, make and vehicle identification number and must be signed by the owner(s) of the vehicle.  We have Bill of Sale forms available at the motor vehicle office, or you can obtain a form by clicking on the forms list (Bill of Sale).

Lastly, the seller of the vehicle should always keep their license plates, as the plates are NOT to stay with the vehicle.  It is the responsibility of the buyer to come into the motor vehicle office and obtain either license plates or a temporary registration and permit.





































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County Clerk & Recorder

Susan L. Bailey


Morgan County Clerk & Recorder's Office
231 Ensign St., P.O. Box 1399
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Phone: 970-542-3521
Fax: 970-542-3525


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST





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