When you purchase a vehicle, you are responsible for payment of sales tax, ownership tax and license fees. Denver Motor Vehicle does not provide official estimates of the taxes and fees required to register a vehicle in the State of Colorado.
The fees paid by you, to license your motor vehicle in the State of Colorado are based upon the year, weight, taxable value and the date of purchase.
Note: To find out the exact amount of your taxes and fees, visit any Denver Motor Vehicle branch office with all of your title documents.
Sales Tax is calculated on the net purchase price (which is the total purchase price less the amount allowed by a dealer for any trade-in).
The rate of tax for Denver County residents is as follows:
| Colorado State tax
| RTD tax
| Denver City tax
| TOTAL SALES TAX
EXAMPLE #1: Sales tax to be paid in 2002 on the purchase of a 1998 passenger vehicle with a sales price of $17,000 and a $2,000 trade-in allowance.
$17,000 - $2,000 = $15,000 x 7.62% = $1,143.00
Of the $1,158.00 in sales tax, $435.00 is allocated to the State of Colorado, $543.00 is allocated to the City and County of Denver of and $180.00 is allocated to the Regional Transportation District (RTD)
For more information please contact us or visit any Denver Motor Vehicle branch office.