Motor Vehicle Registration

The Routt County Motor Vehicle Department is currently closed to the public. We are available by phone at 970-870-5557 or email

The ballot box in the alley behind the courthouse is open for renewals and paperwork to be dropped off


Public Notice:

We've been hearing from you that quick searches online have turned up some incorrect and unofficial websites posing as the Colorado DMV. Please be advised that all official websites will have in the URL, and if you have any doubts you should continue your search for the correct website.
For quick access online visit:


The Routt County Motor Vehicle department is responsible for vehicle titling, registration, lien recordings, collection of revenues, and issuing plates. 

When issuing new titles, temporary registration, duplicate titles, persons with disabilities placard to someone other than the named owner:
Named owner will provide a DR 2175 Power of Attorney for Motor Vehicle Only that will include grantor's (named owner) SVID information.
*The agent must provide secure and verifiable I.D.

Persons with Disabilities Application
DR 2175 Power of Attorney


All motor vehicles and trailers owned or operated by Colorado residents must be titled and registered within 60 days of purchase or 90 days after becoming a resident of Routt County. Colorado residency is established if you own or operate a business in Colorado, reside in Colorado continuously for 90 days, or you obtain employment in Colorado. Late charges are applicable for failure to register vehicles.

Renew online with the State of Colorado

Online services include:

  • Registration
  • Plates & Tabs
  • Disability Placards
  • Emissions
  • International Registration Plan (IRP)
  • Records

Additional online services:

  • Get a New License/ID
  • Renew a License/ID
  • Change a License/ID
  • Payments & Reinstatements
  • Appointments and Hearings
  • Records