Motor Vehicle - Duplicate Titles

A duplicate title is required when the original has been lost, stolen or destroyed. The cost for a duplicate title is $8.20. The title may only be given out if the person making application is a named owner of the vehicle, has a notarized Power of Attorney for the person who owns the vehicle, is a representative of the lienholder or has been appointed by a Court document. The individual obtaining the title must present proper identification to the motor vehicle employee. Acceptable forms of proper identification are as follows:

  • A state issued Driver’s License or ID card
  • A military ID card
  • A passport
  • An authorization to work in the United States card (green card)

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.

If you are planning to come to our Motor Vehicle office located in Gilpin 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. Please mail the form to:

Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 429
Central City, CO 80427

Make the $8.20 check payable to Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder

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