State changes vehicle-registration card requirements
July 3, 2014
Colorado’s state legislature has adopted a new vehicle registration form to minimize instances of theft.
New registration forms will not include the vehicle owner’s address on the form, the form normally kept in the vehicle.
“It really was to protect people where their physical and mailing address are the same,” said Sara Rosene, Grand County Clerk and Recorder.
There is the possibility that if a thief breaks into someone’s car, they can get the victim’s home address and subsequently break into their home, Rosene said.
The measure wouldn’t have as much impact on Grand County residents, most who have post office boxes for mail, Rosene said.
The new measure also voids the requirement to sign the back of the registration card confirming that the vehicle owner has insurance. In the past, drivers could be ticketed for not signing the card.