New Resident Registrations

New Resident Registrations

New Colorado residents are required to register a vehicle within 90 days of establishing residency. Vehicles must be registered in the county that you reside.

Definition of Colorado Resident

  • Any person who owns or operates any business in the State of Colorado
  • Any person who has resided within the State of Colorado continuously for 90 days
  • Any person who has obtained gainful employment within the State of Colorado

Registration Requirements

Provide the following to register a vehicle with an out-of-state title:

Estimated Fees

Registration fees cannot be estimated over the phone or by email. Estimates may be obtained by using the Registration Fee Calculator.

License Plate Information

Colorado issues license plates for a 12-month period. Renew your registration during either the:

  • Month indicated on the registration
  • Following month, known as the one month grace period

Late Fees

Colorado law requires residents to pay late fees. Late fees may not exceed $100. Temporary permits are not subject to a one-month grace period (C.R.S. 42-3-112, 42-3-114).

Contact Us

Motor Vehicle Division

303-413-7710
303-413-7725 (Fax)
Email
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

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