In addition to the title or registration, the state requires a verification of the serial number on the vehicle, to match the number on the title or registration. This inspection can be made by a Colorado licensed dealer, a Colorado licensed inspection station or a Colorado law enforcement officer. The inspection is annotated on form DR 2698- Verification of Vehicle Identification. This form is also available at all motor vehicle locations and emission stations.
EXCEPTIONS: House Bill 17-1105 –Effective July 1, 2017
This legislation removes the requirement for a regular VIN inspection to be completed on new vehicles that are being titled and registered in Colorado for the following cases:
The applicant presents a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MSO) from a dealership. This would apply to any new vehicle purchased in Colorado or out-of-state or in another country.
The resident coming to Colorado from another state can provide proof that the previous title field on their out of state title shows it was purchased on a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin. Previous title field reads: MSO