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For Colorado Residents Only Effective 1/1/2017: New Regulations for What Constitutes Acceptable Proof of Ownership

Colorado Parks & Wildlife regulations now state that a registration applicant must provide acceptable proof of ownership for boat, snowmobile and off-highway vehicle registrations in the form of one of the following:

  • Bill of sale* that includes both the seller and buyer's printed names and signatures, the vessel/vehicle identification number (if any), the vessel/vehicle make, model and year (if known), and the date of the sale; 

  • Previous registration certificate issued by a governmental entity that lists the applicant as registered owner;

  • Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (MCO)/Manufacturer Statement of Origin (MSO);

  • Certificate of Title;

  • Any court issued document proving ownership;

  • A collection of personal property by affidavit form pursuant to 15-12-1201, C.R.S.; or 

  • A physical inspection form completed by a CPW agent

*An acceptable private party to private party Bill of Sale Template can be downloaded here for your use. 


For Non-Residents or resident plated vehicles:

Sample 2017 OHV permit.OHV Permits for non-residents (and resident plated vehicles) are available for purchase online. Please allow 14 days for your order to arrive in the mail. 

Non-resident permits are also available at retail locations selling hunting and fishing licenses. 

To purchase a permit in-person upon arrival in Colorado, please see the license agent list to find a retail location near you.




​​​​​Colorado Parks and Wildlife striv​es to make registering your boat, snowmobile or OHV as simple as possible. We know you'd rather be on the water or on the trail than on the phone. ​​See the choices below to register online or get more information.  

 ​​Boat Registration Renewals

You MUST have your registration number to renew online. If you have not received your registration renewal card, please call 303-791-1920 to get your information.

Renew your registration online.

Registration renewal cards are mailed to currently registered owners each November. For more information, visit the Boat Registration page.

 OHV Registration Renewals

You MUST have your registration number to renew online. If you have not received your registration renewal card, please call 303-791-1920 to get your information. 

Renew your registration online.

Registration renewal cards are mailed to currently registered owners each March. ​visit the Off-Highway Vehicle Registration page.

 ​Out-of-state OHVs

Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit.

Purchase Permits:

Permits are valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31.

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