Change a name on a title

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Changing a legal name

Depending on your situation, you will need to supply the documentation listed below when you come to one of Denver's DMV branch offices. If you are not a Denver County resident, please visit the State of Colorado DMV website to locate your branch office.

  1. Divorce decree, marriage certificate or court order legalizing your name change.
  2. Sign off on the title as the seller in the Seller's Signature area, and sign-on as the buyer in the Buyer's Signature area.
  3. Bring the signed title and your owner identification (secure and verifiable) or designated power of attorney completed and notarized Form DR2175 to one of Denver's DMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  4. Be prepared to pay the title fee.

 If you lack the proper documents to validate your legal name change (birth certificate, marriage certificate, court decree), you can order documentation through vital records


Deleting a name

  1. Both parties listed on title must sign-off as sellers in the Seller's Signature area. The person retaining the title must then sign the title as the buyer in the Buyer's Signature area.
  2. Bring your owner identification (secure and verifiable) or designated power of attorney completed and notarized Form DR2175 to one of Denver'sDMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  3. Bring the signed title and proper ID to one of Denver'sDMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  4. Be prepared to pay the title fee.

Adding a name

  1. The owner of the title must sign-off as the seller in the Seller's Signature area, and then both parties must sign the title as buyers in the Buyer's Signature area.
  2. Bring your owner identification (secure and verifiable) or designated power of attorney completed and notarized Form DR2175 to one of Denver'sDMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  3. Bring the signed title and proper ID to one of Denver's DMV branch offices (Denver residents only).
  4. Be prepared to pay the title fee.

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