Replacement License Plates and Documents for Vehicles

Lost or stolen titles, registration or license plates

If you have lost, misplaced or destroyed your registration you can obtain a duplicate from our office, either in person or by mail.

If your original title has been lost, destroyed, mutilated or is no longer legible, you can obtain a duplicate title either in person or by mail.

If your license plates are lost or stolen a police report will need to be filed with the local law enforcement agency in your area.

Lost or Stolen License Plates

A police report will need to be filed with the local law enforcement agency in your area if your license plates have been lost or stolen. You must provide a case number from the police report filed for lost or stolen license plates.

Complete and sign the Affidavit for Lost or Stolen License Plates (DR2283) indicating that the plates were lost or stolen. The form may also be obtained from one of the Motor Vehicle offices. The lost/stolen license plates will be canceled and new plates issued.

The fee for issuing replacement plates varies depending upon the license plate type being issued/replaced.

Lost Vehicle Registration

If you have lost, misplaced or destroyed your registration you can obtain a duplicate from our office, either in person or by mail.

You will need to provide the following:

Unless a Motor Vehicle power of attorney is signed by the owner, only the owner of record or lien holder can apply for a duplicate registration.

Costs for duplicates are listed below:

  • Duplicate registration (no sticker replacements) is $4.00
  • Duplicate registration and a year sticker is $4.17
  • Duplicate registration, a year sticker, and a month sticker is $4.28

Lost Vehicle Title – Duplicate Title

If your original title has been lost, destroyed, mutilated or is no longer legible, you can obtain a duplicate title either in person or by mail.

If applying in person, you will need to provide the following:

  • The license plate number, VIN number, registration or title number
  • Valid identification

If applying by mail, please follow the instructions on the Duplicate Title Request and Receipt form (DR2539A) which is available from the State of Colorado’s website.

The cost for a duplicate title is $8.20.

Unless a Motor Vehicle power of attorney is signed by the owner, only the owner of record can apply for a duplicate title. When more than one owner is on the title, only one of the listed owners is required to obtain a duplicate title.

If you have paid the lien on your vehicle but our records still list a lienholder, please provide us with a lien release signed under penalty of perjury from your lien holder.  A duplicate title will then be issued.

Without a lien release, we will mail the duplicate title to the lienholder of record.

If your title was issued by another state, please contact that state.