Colorado Vehicle Power of Attorney (DR 2175)

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A Colorado motor vehicle power of attorney (Form DR 2175) is used by a person (the grantor) to designate another person (the agent) as their representative for vehicle-related matters. The form does not bind the agent to complete the duties for the grantor. Instead, it gives the agent the ability to act in place of the grantor. The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires a signed and notarized motor vehicle power of attorney if the grantor is not present.

The agent must keep all receipts and disbursements obtained when acting on the grantor’s behalf. This process ensures that the agent stays within budget (if the grantor has given them money) or the grantor repays the agent for costs relating to the vehicle. The grantor must check the boxes associated with the powers they wish to give the agent and cross out the boxes they do not wish to give the agent.

Colorado law requires that the grantor include a termination date to limit the agent’s power. To transfer ownership and acknowledge the odometer reading, the form must: 1) reach its expiration date or 2) be revoked by the principal with a Colorado revocation form. The agent can complete the odometer disclosure statement as the buyer only or seller only. An agent (or another individual) acknowledging the odometer reading cannot sign as the buyer and seller using a motor vehicle power of attorney. Alternatively, the grantor must complete and sign a DR 2174 (Secure Power of Attorney form).


Signing requirements: Notarization required.


How to Write

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Step 1 – Grantor and Agent Full Names

Introduce the name of the person granting authority (grantor) and the representative’s name (agent) on the lines provided. Each name should be written as it appears on identification.

Step 2 – Authorized Acts

Select the box associated with the acts the agent is allowed to perform. Strike out anything the agent is prohibited from doing.

Step 3 – Car Information

Write the expiration date for the powers indicated above. Then, input the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Year, Make, and Model.

Step 4 – Grantor Personal Details 

Fill out identifying information of the grantor, including the Colorado driver’s license or ID number, expiration date, and date of birth.

Step 5 – Signatures of Grantor and Notary Public

This form requires notarization. In the notary’s presence, print and sign the grantor’s name, and write today’s date.