Recorder's Notes

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Pamela Bacon, Logan CountyClerk and Recorder


Have you ever sold a vehicle and realized later the vehicle is still registered and titled in your name?  The buyer did not transfer the title into their name! What is the release of liability for a vehicle? 

Release of liability for a vehicle is a voluntary report on ownership transfer for your vehicle. You will need your license number and VIN number or the verification code from your registration receipt.

Pursuant to C.R.S 42-6-109(3), created with Senate Bill 18-073, a person transferring ownership of a vehicle may voluntarily notify the Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles within five days of transfer of ownership.

This notification serves to remove the seller's liability for the buyer's actions involving the vehicle after the sale is complete. Information entered into this system is available to law enforcement agencies.

Vehicle owners are still required to sign their title over to the new vehicle owner and the seller should remove their license plates before completing a motor vehicle sale.

Go online to click on the vehicle services tab and click on report release of liability and follow the instructions from there. 

Need more motor vehicle information, feel free to call us at 970-522-1158.

The Election and Recording Department can be reached at 522-1544 for voter and election questions or recording information.  The Motor Vehicle Department can be reached at 522-1158 for license plates/renewals or titling a vehicle.  You can also reach our office by email at . Like us on Facebook at Logan County Elections/MotorVehicle/Recording