Motor Vehicle Department

 

Motor Vehicle Registration Information

Motor Vehicle Registration business is processed at the Courthouse at 101 W. Bennett Ave. in Cripple Creek and at the Branch Office at 800 Research Drive Tamarac Business Center in Woodland Park.  Many of these transactions can be handled by telephone or mail.

Renewal Notices are mailed at the end of the month prior to expiration.  If you have not received your Registration Renewal Postcard, please call our office at 719-689-2951 for the amount due.

 

 

Notice:

In a partnership with The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles, the Teller County Motor Vehicle offices will begin accepting credit cards
for all Motor Vehicle services.
Please note that there is a convenience fee added to these transactions, which is 2.7% of the total amount of the transaction.


Vehicle Registration Requirements

New Purchase:

Colorado is a title issuing state.  A title is required to transfer ownership of a vehicle.  If you are purchasing from a dealership, the dealership is required to supply all necessary documents.  If you are purchasing from a private party, the seller should furnish the title to you.  Proof of insurance is required along with secure and verifiable identification.

Out of State Vehicle Purchase (Non-Colorado Title):

The following documents are required:

     Properly signed title.  Notarization may be required
     Disclosure of purchase price.
     VIN verification - This form may be obtained from Colorado auto dealerships, law enforcement agencies.
     Weight slips are also required on all motor homes.

Registering an Out of State Vehicle:  

If you already own your vehicle but wish to register it in the State of Colorado, the following documents will be required:

     Proof of ownership - A title or current registration listing your name as the current owner is acceptable as proof of ownership.
      Registration is only acceptable if you have a loan on the vehicle or if the vehicle is leased.
     VIN verification - This form may be obtained from Colorado auto dealerships, law enforcement agencies.
     Weight slips are also required on all motor homes.
     Proof of insurance.
     Secure and Verifiable Identification.

Sales and Use Tax:

Applicable sales and/or use tax is collected upon titling a vehicle. Teller County residents are required to pay 2.9% State sales tax and 1% County use tax. Additionally, city sales and/or use tax may be applicable. Tax is collected on the net selling price of each vehicle.