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):
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm
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
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.