Motor Vehicle - Title & Registration

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Important COVID-19 Updates
All DMV locations reopened Jan. 5, 2021, and are now open weekdays from 7 am-3:30 pm Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.; and 7:30 am-3:30 pm Wed.
Face masks are required for all customers and social distancing is enforced. 
Enforcement of expired temporary permits/plates/registrations by DPD and DOTI Right-of-Way enforcement officials restarted on April 1, 2021. Enforcement had been waived for Denver residents from Nov. 23, 2020 through March 31, 2021 to accommodate processing delays at the state level. If you have a new or renewed registration, but have not yet received your tags due to delays at federal, state, or county level, please contact the state or Denver DMV for support.

Denver Motor Vehicle 2021 Furlough Day Closures

2021 Furlough Day Closures: 

In addition to regular holiday closures, Denver Motor Vehicle services will be unavailable on the following days in 2021 due to a citywide furlough:

  • May 28 (Friday before Memorial Day)
  • September 3 (Friday before Labor Day)
  • November 26 (Friday after Thanksgiving)
  • December 23 (Thursday before observed Christmas holiday)

Online Vehicle Services & COVID-19 Protocols

Many transactions can be completed online including:

  • Vehicle registration renewals
  • License plate or sticker replacements
  • Address updates
  • Some vehicle registrations

In-Person DMV Title & Registration Visits:

  • If your transaction requires an in-person visit, please ensure you have all the needed documentation to avoid multiple trips to the DMV.
  • To reduce the chances of COVID-19 exposure for clients and staff, DMV lobbies must remain at reduced capacity. Clients should check-in with staff upon arrival and follow their instructions for safe, socially distanced waiting.
  • Clients with completed paperwork who are paying by check can place their information directly into a drop box at any of the five DMV branch locations without waiting. Staff will process and send the updated registration within 3-4 business days.  
  • Dealers must utilize a specific dealer window at the Tremont branch location at 2855 Tremont Place, Denver, CO 80205.
  •  To learn more about current Emissions Testing, visit our Emissions page.
  • To learn about guidance for New Vehicle Purchases, visit our  Register a New or Used Vehicle page.

Credit/Debit/E-Check Transaction Fee Changes

Beginning January 21, 2021, the following credit/debit card and e-check transaction fees will be reinstated:

  • Credit/Debit card fee:  2.25% plus $0.75
  • E-check fee:                 $1.00

Transaction fees apply to all credit card and e-check payments made online, in-person, and by phone. Transaction fees are non-refundable. No fees are applied to cash or mail-in check payments. 

Transaction fee changes are necessary due to City budget reductions caused by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Helpful Links

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The official website for information regarding registering your vehicle, renewing your vehicle registration or titling your vehicle in the City and County of Denver is or for online renewals. If you’re not on a webpage, then you may be on an unofficial website that is not associated with the City and County of Denver.

Unofficial DMV websites try to represent the state and county level DMVs and contain information that is similar but not approved by the City and County of Denver. Some unofficial websites may also ask for your personal information and in some cases may ask for financial information. Please use caution before providing personal information to any unofficial website.

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