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Denver Motor Vehicle Branches Closed for In-Person Transactions Starting Nov. 23

All 5 Denver Motor Vehicle branches will be closed to the public starting Nov. 23. Residents with registrations/tags that expired prior to November will be served in-person through the end of the week (Nov. 20).

Residents may complete most transactions by mail, phone, or here on denvergov.org/dmv. Residents are strongly encouraged to use online and mail options due to very high call volumes.

Denver Police Department officers and Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Right of Way Enforcement agents will not enforce expired tags in Denver beginning Mon., Nov. 23 until further notice.


2020 Furlough Day Closures: 

In addition to regular holiday closures, all Denver Motor Vehicle staff will be out of the office on the following days due to a citywide furlough:

  • November 27 (Friday after Thanksgiving)
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve)

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Applying For a Salvage Title

There are several Colorado State laws governing the resuscitation of a totaled vehicle. Visit the State of Colorado website for more details. To transfer the title of a vehicle that once existed into a salvage title, download the Application for Salvage Title (PDF) form on the state's site and complete all required information indicating why the vehicle is no longer roadworthy.

Once the form is completed the state will issue a salvage title. Possessing this title allows you to sell the vehicle without making any repairs, but the new buyer will need to get a salvage title in his/her name.


Convert Salvage Title to Regular Title

There are several steps in acquiring a Certificate of Title for a salvage vehicle that has been rebuilt and made roadworthy once again, but still holding a salvage title. 

Please Note:

When selling the vehicle you must fill out a Rebuilt from Salvage Disclosure form (PDF) each time the vehicle transfers ownership, which the new buyer will bring to the county motor vehicle office when transferring the title.

 

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Rebuilder's title for collector's vehicles

Vehicles which have an early date of manufacture and also possess historical design and collector's item value may be eligible for a Rebuilder's Title. Learn more on the State of Colorado website.