The Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder’s office is responsible for vehicle registration, titling and issuing license plates. You may pay for your license fees with personal checks, cash or credit cards. There is a notary on-site for your convenience but please check for availability.
Motor Vehicles is open by appointment only.
Find a Kiosk to conduct your transaction
Conduct your transaction on line
Due to SB21-069 you will no longer be able to transfer your tags to a new vehicle after 1/1/22. Please note this is not a county decision, and you are encouraged to reach out to your legislator with any comments or complaints.View the Bill
Before You Come...
- Determine Whether Your Transaction Can Be Completed Online
Before you schedule an appointment, please check mydmv.colorado.gov first to see if you can conduct your transaction there or at a kiosk at many supermarkets. MOST transactions can be completed at that site and allow you to 'skip the trip' to the office.
Renewals can be done online at https://mydmv.colorado.gov/_/ by mail, drop box, or kiosk.
You can also renew by mail or by dropping your check/money order in the mail or at the Clerk's office. This avoids long wait times for an appointment and AVOIDS LATE FEES.
- Get a Quote Online (Optional)
To avoid any misunderstandings we will not quote fees or give estimates over the phone. You can obtain an estimate at at >mydmv.colorado.gov under the Vehicle Services tab.
- Be Aware of Transaction Limits and Other Details
Customers are limited to 2 transactions per appointment. If you have more than 2, please call and schedule an appointment so that we can accommodate you when staff is available.
No Motor Vehicle Titles or transactions will be taken after 3:30 p.m.
Pets are not permitted in the building.
Customers coming into the Motor Vehicle department are requested to wear a mask.
**Also please note that staff is currently training with the State in order to serve you better. This is a 26 week program. As a result, we are behind in returning phone calls and emails. If you left a message we will return your call. Please search this website for your question is probably already answered here. Thank you for your patience at this time and note we will get back to you asap.**
We may not perform any motor vehicle transaction for anyone except the owner of the vehicle, unless the customer has the owner’s power of attorney. The only exception is a registration renewal if the customer has the owner’s renewal postcard. Businesses must give a letter of authorization to their agent in order for us to handle their transactions.
These policies are dictated by the Drivers Privacy and Protection Act (DPPA) which we are required to follow. They apply even if the customer is a spouse, family member or friend.
- Schedule Appointment Online
Motor vehicle appointments are to be scheduled online only unless otherwise stated in the scheduling system. You will receive a confirmation email only if you schedule online.
Remember that you are limited to 2 transactions for your appointment.
- Arrive Early or On Time
Please arrive on time as all individuals will be called by their confirmed appointment. Appointments will be forfeited if you are more than 5 minutes late.
If you did not receive your renewal card in the mail, please call 303-582-5321 and leave your name, number and plate # and we can call you with a total. It may take a few days to return your call.
Clerk and Recorder
203 Eureka St.
PO Box 429
Central City, CO 80427
Monday to Thursday:
7:30am to 5:30pm by appointment only
No Motor Vehicle Titles or transactions will be taken after 4:30 p.m.
Skip the Trip and complete your transaction online at mydmv.colorado.gov.
Registration renewals may be mailed to PO Box 429, Central City CO 80427 and we will mail your tabs.