Filing a Lien

If the vehicle has a lien to be recorded, an acceptable mortgage document (security agreement) must be provided. The document must be an original, carbon copy, or a certified copy and must contain the vehicle description (year, make, vehicle identification number or VIN), lien holder's name and address, lien amount, and the owner's signature.

Vehicles purchased from a Colorado dealer with liens to be filed are generally mailed to the County Clerk's office. A notice of receipt will be mailed to the owner that will include any additional taxes due and an estimate of registration fees.

The office may have the option to print your title if a current U.S. Driver's License or a U.S. Driver's License expired one year or less is presented and the computer safety checks are valid. Titles sent to the state for processing will be mailed to the owner, if there are no liens on the vehicle. If there is a lien, the title will be mailed to the lien holder. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.