A Temporary Permit is issued as a form of registration when customers encounter circumstances beyond their control. Temporary permits are not issued in Denver County if the customer is unable to obtain permanent registration due to the inability to afford the plate fee. Proof of valid vehicle insurance coverage is required by state law. State Sales Tax are due at the time of issuance if applicable.
Requirements and Statutes
Temporary permits may be issued for the following:
- New purchases between individuals; Denver County will issue ONE sixty day permit.
- A 10 day permit may be issued for the following:
- For failure of emissions test, a permit may be issued for retesting. (See note.)
- To obtain an emissions test for vehicle with expired plates.
- Paperwork not received in office.
- Vehicle in-transit.(To another State)
- Computer system down time.
Temporary permits issued by dealers are one-time permits. In the event of pending title work, a thirty-day extension may be issued at any Denver Motor Vehicle branch office. The fee for a temporary permit is the applicable sales tax and late fees, plus $6.22.
Note: The grace period does not apply on temporary permits.
Secure and Verifiable Identification
is required to obtain a temporary permit. Anyone other than a named owner must have a DR2175, Non-secure power of attorney
to obtain a temporary permit on behalf of a named owner.
Note: For extensive emission repairs, the customer should contact the State of Colorado for information about obtaining an emissions waiver.
Page revised January 18, 2012