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Register & Title a Motorcycle in Colorado


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This page will cover the motorcycle registration and title process in Colorado and provide some tips on how to register if you bought the motorcycle without a title.

Learn more about motorcycle title transfers in Colorado.

Colorado Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Colorado have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Safety inspection required.
  • Does Colorado require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • VIN inspection required. Completed by law enforcement of authorized agent.
  • Does Colorado require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Titled required for all motorcycles.

How to Register and Title a Motorcycle in Colorado

To title and register a bike in CO, you’ll need the following:

  • Signed over title
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Vehicle title, registration fees and sales tax.
  • Proof of insurance
  • Bill of sale.
  • VIN verification for out of state motorcycles.
  • Title Application

Notarization Required on the following documents in Colorado:

  • Any document or original title without a perjury statement.

Find more information about Colorado motorcycle registration and registration renewal.

Register a No Title Motorcycle in Colorado

Here are some of your options when it comes to registering a Colorado motorcycle with no title:

Option 1: Motorcycles from CO

Before sale is complete, ask previous owner to get a duplicate title:

Learn how to replace a lost motorcycle title in Colorado.

Option 2: Bikes from out of state

If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires motorcycle titles:

Option 3: Register in a No-Title State

Register the bike in a non-title, no residency requirement, mail-in registration application state, such as Vermont.

Colorado Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Motorcycles in Colorado must have:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Passenger footrests when riding with a passenger.

Learn more about street legal motorcycle requirements.

This information was correct at the time of writing it, but state laws are subject to change.

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  1. If you do option 3 and transfer a Vermont registration to Colorado, will Colorado issue you a title? Or just a registration?

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