Performing an Address Change on Your Car Registration in Colorado
You must file a DMV change of address in Colorado with the state Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within a certain time frame after moving to a new home within the state. Currently, the only method used state-wide to change car registration address information is to appear in person at your local county DMV office. However, every county has its own methods of updating address information on car registrations.
You will need to complete a CO DMV change of address form and provide proof of your new address along any other identifying information that is required. Review the sections below to learn the most effective ways to submit a change of address on your DMV car registration, and find out who can perform this task online.
When to Get a DMV Change of Address in Colorado
There are several reasons why you may need to request an address change on car registration documents. The most common reason is if you are moving to a new home within the state. If so, you have 30 days to notify the Colorado DMV of this change.
You can also submit an address change if you prefer to have your renewal notices sent to another address. If it is close to the end of your current registration period, you can submit your address change on registration documents at the same time that you renew them.
Note: You are also required to notify the Colorado DMV if you change your legal name. However, the steps to perform a name change on your car registration may differ.
How can I change my car registration address in Colorado?
If you are wondering, “Where can I change my car registration address?” simply head to your nearest DMV office and submit an address change application. The information required to process your DMV change of address in Colorado may include:
- Your full legal name.
- Your phone number.
- Your new physical and/or mailing address, if different from physical address.
- Your vehicle details including your vehicle identification number (VIN) and license plate number.
Note that some counties may offer other options for submitting your new car registration address information. As such, be sure to call in advance if you hope to submit your information by mail or online. However, you may not have any option other than making an in-person visit to the DMV.
Download our free guide for instructions on changing your registration.
Acceptable proofs of residency for a DMV change of address in Colorado must be issued by an established business or government entity. For example, you can provide a bill from a utility provider, credit card company, bank or school. It is best to bring several types of mail bearing your new address when you submit your application.
Note that handwritten mail and bulk flyers cannot be used to verify a new address.
Can I get a Colorado DMV change of address online?
If you are wondering if you can perform a change of address online, the answer will depend on your county.
Some counties, such as Adams County, provide an easy online form to enter your new address and contact information. On the Adams County website, you can update up to three vehicle license plate numbers at once.
Colorado residents can also submit a change of address online via the Colorado DMV portal by submitting certain information.
Download our free, guide to find out how to perform this task online and find out more about the methods available to you.