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.)
Effective April 10, 2012. 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):
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
V.I.N. verification hours are 8:00 am to 11:30 am & Noon to 4:00 pm.
Bayfield Auto Registration Office (branch):
1199 Bayfield Parkway- Formally known as HWY 160B
Bayfield, Colorado 81122
Phone: (970) 884-9382
Fax: (970) 382-6515
PO Box 1746
Bayfield, CO 81122
Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
V.I.N. inspections are NOT done at the Bayfield branch.
Motor Vehicle VIN Inspection Fees:
Vehicle identification number inspection fee
Certified V.I.N. inspections - required for bond titles and rebuilt vehicles
There will be no certified V.I.N. inspections, Monday, September 9th thru Friday, September 13th 2013. We are sorry for any inconveniences.
V.I.N. verification is done at the Durango location ONLY during the hours of 8:00 am to 11:30 am & Noon to 4:00 pm. Certified V.I.N. inspections are done at 4:00 pm by appointment only.