Motor Vehicles

Due to the County Office Closure, please email any requests as our phones are only accessible if we are in the office. We will return your email asap. The County is closed until at least May 1 but many Motor Vehicle services are available on line at Please note that due to state closures you can now renew driver's licenses on line even if you are under 21 or over 65. Also new registrations can be taken care of at also. 
You can also renew by mail or by dropping your renewal in the drop box in front of the Courthouse. 
Thank you and stay well!

The Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder’s office is responsible for vehicle registration, titling and issuing license plates.  You may pay for your license fees with personal checks, cash or credit cards. There is a notary on-site for your convenience.

Motor Vehicle Rules, effective March 1, 2016:

1.  To avoid any misunderstandings we will not quote fees or give estimates over the phone.

2.  Renewals can be done online at,  by mail or in person.

3.  If you did not receive your renewal card in the mail, you must come into the office in order to renew your vehicle.

4.  Customers needing to have multiple vehicles titled should call and make an appointment so we may service you better.  

5.   Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No titles will be processed after 4 p.m.

We may not perform any motor vehicle transaction for anyone except the owner of the vehicle, unless the customer has the owner’s power of attorney. The only exception is a registration renewal if the customer has the owner’s renewal postcard. Businesses must give a letter of authorization to their agent in order for us to handle their transactions.

These policies are dictated by the Drivers Privacy and Protection Act (DPPA) which we are required to follow. They apply even if the customer is a spouse, family member or friend.

Driver's Licenses: You may obtain information at the Colorado Department of Revenue, Driver's License Division, 1881 Pierce St., Lakewood, CO 80214. M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (303) 205-5600

Titling a Vehicle

Purchasing a Vehicle

Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship Acknowledgement of Intent

State of Colorado Power of Attorney of Motor Vehicle Only

Temporary Permits

Titling a Vehicle from Out of State

Duplicate Titles

Selling a Vehicle

Homemade Trailers

Sales Tax Information

Power of Attorney

Forms (Colorado Department of Revenue)

Registering a Vehicle

Licensing a Vehicle


Miscellaneous Services

Watercraft, ATVs, Off-Road Motorcycles

Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges

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