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If you have recently moved to Colorado and you live in Denver County, you must register your vehicle at one of our DMV branch offices within 90 days from establishing Colorado residency. For information about where to register outside Denver County, visit the State of Colorado DMV website. If you are an existing colorado resident, but are moving into Denver County, see the registration checklist below.
You must register in person at a Motor Vehicle office in the county where you reside. For information about where to register outside Denver County, visit the State of Colorado DMV Website. Visit our DMV branch offices page for Denver County DMV locations, hours and directions.
For information about how to transfer the ownership of a vehicle by gift, inheritance or through a family transfer of ownership, visit our page on title transfers.
Registration renewals must be completed by vehicle owners within the expiration time frame including the one-month grace period, or late fees of $25 per month—up to a total of $100 per vehicle—will be assessed. Vehicles owners who have recently purchased a car must register their new vehicle within 60 days or late fees with be assessed beginning on the 61st day after the purchase date if vehicle is not registered.
April expiration (including one month grace period) will be good through the last business day of the month, by May 29*:
* The vehicle will also be subject to monthly back ownership tax and vehicle registration fees, which were due in April at the time of expiration.
The penalty for late registration of any non-motorized vehicle that weighs more than 2,000 pounds but not more than 16,000 pounds, and any camper trailer or multi-purpose trailer regardless of its weight, is $10.
March expiration (a month grace period) will be good through the last business day of the month, by April 30:
Add $25 – on May1, if not registered Add $25 – on June 1, if not registered Add $10 – on July 1, if not registered
July expiration (a month grace period) will be good through the last business day of the month, by August 31:
Add $10 – on Sept 1, if not registered
Get important information about selling or buying a vehicle such as why sellers need to remove their plates, or how you as a buyer can protect yourself from fraud by checking the title history. Visit our buyer and seller tips page.