Teller County Clerk & Recorder
Motor Vehicle Department

The Motor Vehicle Department provides services for titling, registering, licensing and registration renewal of all types of motor vehicles and trailers within Teller County. The department also verifies that vehicles are in compliance with mandatory insurance coverage.

  Services Provided Include:
   • Change of Address Form for Vehicle Information
   • Colorado Drivers License Forms and Publications
   • License Plate Information
   • Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Info
   • Online Vehicle Registration Renewal
   • State of Colorado Motor Vehicle Information

Motor Vehicle Registration Information

What time is it? It's TAX TIME! Soon you'll be in need of your vehicle sales tax and ownership tax to report on your taxes. It's easy to find - just look at your vehicle registration. This information is located on the back of your registration that DOES NOT have your address on it. Look at the example to assist you. If you still have concerns feel free to contact us at 719-689-2951 or come in to one of our offices we'll be glad to help.

 Sample Reg Sample Reg 2

NOTICE: The Woodland Park branch office has moved to a new location at 800 Research Drive Suite #200 in the Tamarac Business Park.

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, Suite #200 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.

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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 may be required.

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 may be required.
   •  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.

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