Secure and verifiable identification is required on all new titles, duplicate titles, new registrations, new temporary registration permits, and new placards. The identification must be provided by the owner of record or a power of attorney presented by the agent. The agent must have secure and verifiable identification to complete the transaction. Commercially owned or lien holder transactions require a letter of authorization.

A duplicate title is required when the original has been lost, stolen or destroyed. The title may only be given out if the person making application is an owner of the vehicle, power of attorney for the person who owns the vehicle, a representative of the lienholder or has been appointed by a Court document. The individual obtaining title must present proper identification to the motor vehicle employee.

If a title has a lien showing on it, the duplicate title must be mailed to the lienholder. The only exceptions to the rule are if the applicant has a valid release of lien from the lienholder or the lien says, "not filed in Colorado" on the title. With the release of the lien the title can be issued to the owner but the lien will be present on the title. The lienholder will be required to sign the duplicate title in the lien release section.

If you are planning to come into a Motor Vehicle Office located in Larimer County, you may download form DR2539A, an application for duplicate title, and bring or mail this into the office with the correct fees and a copy of a proper form of identification.

You can now request a duplicate title online and it will be sent to you in the mail. Click the link below to get started.

Request a Duplicate Title


For further information regarding the fees required, visit the Vehicle Licensing Taxes and Fees page.