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by Trish Gilbert
Saguache County Clerk & Recorder
 
Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney

The State of Colorado provides two specific/limited power of attorney forms for use in motor vehicle transactions.

DR 2175 Non-Secure Power of Attorney

This is the most commonly used form.

The purpose of this Power of Attorney is to give the person you designate (your agent) powers to handle your property and affairs, which may include power to pledge, sell, or otherwise dispose of the motor vehicle described, without any advance notice to you.  This form does not impose a duty on your agent to exercise granted powers, but your agent must use due care to act on your benefit and in accordance with the provisions of this form and must keep a record of receipts, disbursements, and significant actions taken as agent.

This form is used wen the attorney in fact will be signing for EITHER the buyer OR seller.  This form does not include the odometer disclosure.  When using this form, the odometer disclosure is completed on the title document to comply with Federal Odometer Regulations.  The Non-Secure Power of Attorney can also be used by an individual when the appointed person is acting as the buyer and the seller and the odometer does not fall within Federal Odometer Regulations.

Secure and Verifiable Identification requirements are the same for all power of attorney forms; Secure, Non-Secure, Military or General.

The Secure and Verifiable Identification of the grantor (the person granting the Power of Attorney) is required to be recorded either on the Power of Attorney or the DR2842 Supplemental Identification Form and the agent (the person granted power of attorney) will be required to present Secure and Verifiable Identification when the agent has been appointed the power to:

  • Apply for and take receipt of an original certificate of title on behalf of the Grantor
  • Apply for and take receipt of a new registration on behalf of the Grantor
  • Apply for and take receipt of a new temporary registration on behalf of the Grantor
  • Apply for and take receipt of a duplicate title with an issue date on or after July 1, 2006 on behalf of the Grantor

The Secure and Verifiable Identification is not required for the grantor or for their agent when the agent has been appointed the power to:

  • Record or Release a lien
  • To transfer ownership and acknowledge odometer reading

For more information regarding a Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney, or to get a form, contact our office.  Jane, Desiree, Ben, Dominique and I are here to help.  Forms are also available online at www.colorado.gov/revenue.