The following departments of the Kit Carson County Clerk and Recorder’s Office can also be reached by calling (719) 346-8638 and dialing the extension number:
Ext. 233 – Election Department for voter and election questions.
Ext. 236 – Recording Department for information concerning recording legal instruments.
Ext. 301 – Drivers’ License & Motor Vehicle Department for license plates/renewals or titling a vehicle.
You can also reach the clerk's office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secure and Verifiable
Beginning June 1st, 2006 Secure and Verifiable Identification is required to obtain a new Colorado title, transfer of a title, a new handicap placard, a new registration, or a temporary permit. A secure and verifiable identification consists of one following identifications:
The person coming into
the office to complete the title work must be named on the title, handicap
placard application, new registration (new vehicle to owner), or temporary
permit. If the named person or persons is unable to come into the office a
Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney is required for the person coming into
the office to be able to complete the transaction.
The Power of Attorney form is located on the Deptartment of Revenue Motor Vehicle web site, or you may come into the office to acquire one.
All Motor Vehicle Forms can be located at www.colorado.gov/revenue/dmv
Joint Tenancy/Tenancy in
If a vehicle is to be titled in two or more names, all persons must sign an Acknowledgment of Intent to have title issued in Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship. Without authorization from all parties, the title with be issued as Tenancy in Common.
Joint Tenancy with rights of Survivorship is defined as: A form of legal co-ownership of property (also known as survivorship). At the death of one co-owner, the surviving co-owner becomes sole owner of the property. Transfer of ownership requires copy of death certificate and signature of survivor.
Tenancy in Common is defined as: The equal or unequal holding of property by two or more persons. At the death of one co-owner, the deceased share of the property goes to his/her estate and is to be divided according to his/her will of the law in the absence of a will. Transfer of ownership requires documents appointing a personal representative for the decedent.
Renewing a vehicle registered in Colorado:
Renewal postcards are mailed out at the beginning of the month prior to expiration.
If you no longer own the vehicle, disregard the notice. Or you may cancel your plates by calling the County Clerk's Office.
Renew online at https://apps.colorado.gov/apps/dor/dmv/vehicle/registration/renewal/welcome.jsf leaving the Clerk and Recorder's Site
Include proof of insurance if it is noted on your postcard renewal notice. ALL motor vehicle types MUST have insurance to be driven on Colorado highways. House Bill 98-1213, which became effective July 1, 1999, requires that prior to registration or renewal, owners of tax Class C vehicles (passenger, motorhome and motorcycle), must provide proof of insurance. Effective May 12, 2000, owners of Class B vehicles (including light trucks and SUV's) must show proof of insurance before registering vehicles. Signing the back of the renewal card DOES NOT constitute showing proof of insurance. Use this link for more information on Insurance Requirements.
Provide us with your new physical and mailing addresses if they have changed.
Return the renewal card with payment in an envelope so that it will reach the County Clerk's Office before the last day of the grace period (one month after the expiration month). Checks should be made payable to the Kit Carson County Clerk and the plate number being renewed should be included.
Mail the renewal notice to: Kit Carson County Clerk and Recorder, P.O. Box 249, Burlington, CO 80807.
If you did not receive your renewal card, the timely renewal of your registration is still your responsibility. Contact the County Clerk's Motor Vehicle Office via email at email@example.com.
Effective June 1, 2009, Kit Carson County vehicle owners are required to pay an additional $25.00 late fee per month up to $100 on each vehicle registered after the one-month grace period as provided by C.R.S. 42-3-112 (SB09-108).
Effective January 1, 2016, a statewide change was implemented for certain vehicle registration cards. On the reverse side of the title/registration receipt, there will be printed a breakdown of the fees. This is only for either new registration transactions or renewals processed in the County Clerk’s office or over the phone.
Registration renewals transacted through the mail or online remain in the current format and will not show a breakdown of fees on the reverse side of the title/registration receipt.
License Plate Expiration
In Colorado, a 30-day grace period is given for all renewals. (Example: If your plates expire in February, you have until the last working day in March to renew your plates.)
Homemade Trailer Requirements
Kit Trailer Requirements
Out of State Trailer Requirements
If title is from out of state, a VIN inspection will be required, which can be obtain from the Sheriff’s Department as you come into the Kit Carson County Courthouse.