Level 2 Fire Restrictions in effect for western areas of Boulder County. No fireworks, fires, open flame, or shooting (see map and flyer).

Many County services are being offered online. Additionally, a variety of resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Closure FAQs: Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Services During COVID-19 Closure

Boulder County Motor Vehicle Offices Reopen June 1 - Appointments recommended

This page reflects information from our COVID-19 closure period during the months of March, April, and May. Our offices reopened on June 1 for services that must be completed in-person. Please see below for common concerns that can be handled remotely (by email, mail, or phone).

Please note that as of May 20, the State Department of Revenue is no longer issuing Registration Extension letters. If you have a transaction that requires an office visit, please make an appointment.

Most Motor Vehicle services are available online or at a self-service kiosk. If you are having difficulty accessing the service you need, please read common concerns below before contacting our office. While our office is closed to the public, we do have staff members available to assist you via email or phone if needed: motorvehicle@bouldercounty.org or 303-413-7710.

Grace month: All residents have a one-month grace period to renew. Thus, if your registration expires in May, you have until the end of June to renew. If you are at the end of your grace month and haven’t been able to renew your plates due to the current circumstances, we recommend you request an extension letter*.

Late fees: Additional fees will not be assessed if you are unable to renew your registration or register your vehicle due to COVID-19 closures.

Si necesita asistencia en Español, nos puede contactar enviando un correo electrónico a motorvehicle@bouldercounty.org o dejando un mensaje de voz al 303-413-7710. Nuestras oficinas están cerradas al público, durante este tiempo, tenemos personal disponible para ayudarle via telefónica o por internet.

Renewals

I tried to renew online but received an error message saying I must provide proof of insurance.

Mail a copy of your current insurance card along with your renewal notice and payment (by check) to the address shown on the renewal notice. If you are unable to mail these items and your registration is expired (in the grace month or beyond), you can complete this Registration Extension Form.* The DMV will then issue you a letter that you can show to law enforcement in case you are stopped for an expired registration.**

I need an emissions test to renew.

Air Care Colorado emissions stations reopened on May 15 at select locations, including Boulder. Check AirCareColorado.com for locations and special protocols (i.e. they are requiring face masks and only allowing one person per vehicle).

If you have a diesel vehicle, check these diesel vehicle testing sites for availability. If you are unable to get an emissions test for your diesel vehicle and are at the end of your renewal grace month, you can request a Registration Extension* here.

New Registrations

I received my Title Complete Notice but am unable to register online or want to reuse my old plates.

Please email motorvehicle@bouldercounty.org and attach a copy of the Title Complete Notice and your Proof of Insurance. Include your phone number, and someone will contact you to complete your registration over the phone.

I need to title and register a vehicle I purchased from a private party.

You will not be able to register your vehicle at this time. Instead, you can apply for a Registration Extension here.* The DMV will then issue you a letter which you can show law enforcement in case you are stopped for not having plates.** We also recommend that you carry a photocopy of the signed title, your Bill of Sale, and proof of insurance in your vehicle.

I need to register a vehicle I purchased from a dealership. I have the title paperwork.

You will not be able to register your vehicle at this time. If your temporary plates are about to expire, please contact your dealer to request a new temporary permit. If you are unable to obtain a new permit, you may complete this Registration Extension Form.* The DMV will then issue you a letter that you can show law enforcement in case you are contacted for expired plates.**

*Effective 5/20 – The State Department of Revenue is no longer issuing Registration Extension letters.

**Law enforcement has been asked to use discretion when stopping motorists with recently expired plates and registration issues.

Contact Us

Motor Vehicle Division

Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F
motorvehicle@bouldercounty.org

Phone: 303-413-7710

Fax: 303-413-7725 (Boulder office)
Fax: 303-413-7002 (Lafayette office)
Fax: 303-678-6126 (Longmont office)

Location

Boulder: 1750 33rd Street
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Longmont: 529 Coffman Street
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Lafayette: 1376 Miners Drive
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Mailing Address

1750 33rd Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301