Register a Vehicle

Please note: the City and County of Denver Motor Vehicle Department cannot currently accept payments any over the phone.

Weekday Hours of Operation:
In person visitors MUST be checked in by 2:30 p.m. in order to be served on the same day.
Weekdays EXCEPT Wednesday: 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. In person visitors MUST be checked in by 2:30 p.m. in order to be served on the same day.

New for 2023: A Colorado state park pass now comes included in your vehicle registration. Learn more about your options and what the pass supports here.

3 Ways to Renew Your Registration

There are three ways to renew your registration/plates without having to visit a Denver Motor Vehicle office.
At this time, the City and County of Denver cannot accept credit card payments manually over the phone while we work to update our telephone systems. Please utilize one of the other methods available at this time to process your payment.


Visit to renew online. Note: You can't renew all plate types online. You also can't renew online if you need to provide proof of insurance or an emissions test. If you encounter this issue, call 311 and we may be able to assist you by phone.

By Mail

After checking your renewal notice for Emissions or Insurance requirements, make a check payable to the Denver Manager of Finance for the total due. Please do not send cash. 

Address the envelope to:
Denver Motor Vehicle
2855 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80205

Include your payment, renewal card, and proof of emissions or insurance if required.

Notice and payment must be received before the last day of your grace period or late fees will apply, pursuant to C.R.S. § 42-4-112.

By Kiosk

Visit a kiosk in Denver to renew your vehicle registration for automobiles, pickup trucks, motorcycles, and coaches/park trailers from the month prior to your expiration month to the last day of the month following your expiration. Find out what you need to complete the registration here. Denver kiosks are in the following locations, but you can use one of the many kiosk located throughout the state. Find all kiosk locations here.

Denver kiosk locations

Additional Kiosk Locations

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