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The Denver County Motor Vehicle Department will issue temporary tags / plates to Denver residents only. If you are not a Denver County resident, please visit the State of Colorado DMV to locate your branch office.
Temporary tags expire at midnight on the date shown on the temporary tag. There is no grace or extension period offered for temporary tags.
The Denver DMV will issue temporary tags to Denver Residents only. You may obtain a temporary tag from one of our DMV branch offices within 90 days of the purchase of a vehicle. Temporary tags are valid for 60 days after the date of issue. The County collects applicable fees and taxes when a permit is issued.
Please be prepared to bring the following documents to one of our Denver DMV branch offices (Denver residents only):
Note: If you do not receive a Title Complete Notice or Title Receipt within 7-10 days prior to the expiration of your temporary tags, please call or visit any of our branch offices to check the status of your title paperwork.
Temporary permits issued by dealers are one-time permits. In the event of a problem with the title, lien or other paperwork, a 30-day extension may be issued at one of Denver's DMV branch offices.
Extensions on dealer issued temporary tags
If you need an extension on a temporary tag issued by a dealer while waiting for a Title Complete Notice to be process, please be prepared to bring the documents below to one of our Denver DMV branch offices (Denver residents only). Temporary tags expire at midnight on the date shown on the temporary tag. There is no grace period offered for temporary tags. To get an extension on a dealer-issued temporary tag, please bring:
There are several special circumstances in which a 10-day temporary permit may be issued: These include the following.
The fee for a temporary permit includes sales tax and late fees (if applicable), plus $6.22 for the temporary permit.