The State of Colorado titles and registers ALL trailers. Title applications for trailers have the same requirement as applications for other vehicles.
Trailer Manufacture's Statement of Origins (MSO) that are not on secure paper are not acceptable with the following two exceptions:
Beginning with the 1981 model year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, required manufacturers selling over the road vehicles in the United States to produce the vehicles with a 17 character fixed form VIN, with a check digit within the number, applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, incomplete vehicles and motorcycles.
If the vehicle identification number is lost or removed from a manufactured trailer:
If the manufacturer's name is still on the trailer:
If a manufacturer's name does not appear on the trailer:
Additional documentation may be required depending on the weight of the trailer. Contact the Vehicle Licensing Division by calling (970)498-7878 or visit one of the three available locations for more information.
A kit trailer that was purchased unassembled from a retail sales business that is not a licensed Colorado Motor Vehicle Dealer, and assembly was completed by the owner will be titled as a kit trailer and issued an assigned identification number. Although the manufacturer may have included an identification number, an assigned identification number is required.
The applicant must surrender:
Small type trailers that come into Colorado from states that do not title trailers but require only registration of trailers must follow this procedure.
Documents required for titling:
NOTE: If the applicant has an expired registration for the trailer in their name, a written DR2444 Statement of Fact along with the expired registration is acceptable for the applicant to apply for a title in their name. Name(s) must remain the same as on the registration. The DR2444 Statement of Fact must state the trailer has not been registered or titled in any other state since the expiration.
When a trailer is brought into Colorado from a state that does not title or register small trailers, the following documents for titling are required.