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Motor Vehicle


The Motor Vehicle Offices are responsible for issuing the residents of La Plata County: License plates, Titles, Renewals, and Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) inspections. (V.I.N. inspections are available only at 98 Everett St. Suite A, Durango.)

Vehicle Registration and Titling is now accepting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  There is a non-refundable portal administration fee associated with processing cards.

There are currently two motor vehicle offices in La Plata County for your convenience:

Durango Auto Registration Office (Main Branch):
98 Everett Street, Ste. A
Durango, Colorado 81303
Phone: (970) 382-7075
Fax: (970) 385-0524

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm

La Plata County Motor Vehicle Division

V.I.N. Verifications: Required for all vehicles and trailers with out-of-state titles.

V.I.N. verifications are done at the Durango location ONLY during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & noon to 4:00 p.m.  No appointment needed


Certified V.I.N. Inspections: Required for salvage titles, vehicles and trailers without titles.

Certified V.I.N. inspections are done at 4:00 p.m.  Please call (970) 382-7075 for an appointment.



Bayfield Auto Registration Office (branch):
1199 Bayfield Parkway- Formally known as HWY 160B
Bayfield, Colorado 81122
Phone: (970) 884-9382
Fax: (970) 382-6515

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1746
Bayfield, CO 81122

Hours: 8:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

V.I.N. inspections are NOT done at the Bayfield branch.

On-line Vehicle Registration

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