On June 5, 2013 Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB 1289 into law, giving the Colorado Department of Revenue authority to "allow the electronic transmission of registration, lien, and titling information for motor vehicles." Other changes were made to existing regulations to ensure that the Division of Motor Vehicles would be able to adopt procedures to handle electronic lien and title (ELT) and electronic vehicle registion (EVR) transactions.
The bill also grants authority to the DOR to mandate participation in the ELT program for lenders doing 50 transactions or more per year. Interestingly, the bill specifically words it as "requiring lien and title documents to be filed electronicaly" allowing both typical Electronic Lien and Title transactions as well as title applications (lien notations) to be required as a paperless transaction. The DOR is not compelled to require participation.
For updates on the Colorado ELT program, visit COeTitleLien.com.
Image above is Interstate 70, Glenwood Springs, CO from The world’s most spectacular roads, vol. 2.