Motor Vehicle


Attention:  Until further notice, the Clerk and Recorder's Office will be reduced to one window during the lunch hour (approximately 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Monday through Friday) due to staffing shortages.  Only limited services will be provided (renewals).  No titles will be processed.

Coming Soon!

Grand County will be part of a pilot program to test the use of a Self-Service Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal Kiosk!  The benefits of the kiosk include:
  • Process Grand County vehicle registrations within two minutes
  • Print license plate tabs and registration immediately
  • Provide 24/7 service hours
  • See a picture

Buying or Selling a Vehicle?

The State of Colorado requires a notarized bill of sale or a bill of sale signed under penalty of perjury in order to transfer title or to issue a temporary permit.  The bill of sale below will satisfy that requirement.
Bill of Sale

Sales and Use Tax

Information Sheet on Sales and Use Tax in Grand County


State Sales Tax

When a vehicle is purchased in Colorado, state sales must be collected.  All buyers must pay 2.9% of the purchase price for state sales tax.  If the vehicle is purchased from a dealer in Colorado, the dealer will collect the state sales tax and remit it to the state.  A receipt for the state sales tax paid will be included with the vehicle title work.

If the vehicle is purchased from a dealer outside Colorado, the dealer may or may not collect the state sales tax for the state where the vehicle was purchased.  If it is,
Colorado will give the buyer credit for state sales tax paid up to 2.9% of the purchase price.  

County Sales Tax

When a vehicle is purchased in Grand County or from someone who has registered the vehicle in Grand County, a county sales tax of 1.3% is collected prior to titling.
  

City Sales Tax

Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Winter Park have city sales taxes.  

If both the buyer and the seller live within the town limits of Kremmling or Hot Sulphur Springs, a city sales tax of 4% is required.  

If both the buyer (or lessee) and the seller live within the town limits of Winter Park, a 7% city tax is required.

City Use Tax

Granby, Grand Lake and Fraser have city use taxes.  

If the buyer lives within the town of Granby, a 4% use tax is collected prior to titling.

If the buyer lives within the town limits of Grand Lake, a 5% use tax is collected prior to titling.

If the buyer lives within the town limits of Fraser but the seller does not, a 4% use tax is collected prior to titling.

If the buyer and seller both live within the town limits of Fraser, a 5% use tax is collected prior to titling.

VIN Inspections

All vehicles purchased outside the State of Colorado must have a VIN inspection prior to being titled.  The only exception is for brand new vehicles with an MSO (no title has ever been issued).  

Click Here for VIN Inspections


Titling Vehicles



The Motor Vehicle Department is responsible for the titling and registration of all types of motor vehicles. Register, title, or renew:
For additional information visit the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

Change of Address Form 
Please fill out this electronic form, print, sign and date.  Submit by email, fax to 970-725-0100 or mail to PO Box 120, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO  80451.

Licensing & Testing


If you are wanting to get a driver's license visit the office during current hours or visit the state driver's license website. Drive test appointments will be available on Mondays and Fridays only. Please call 970-725-3053 to schedule a drive test appointment.