Some county buildings are reopening to the public on June 1, while other services remain online. See current safer-at-home order with face coverings.

Resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19. For help, submit questions or call 720-776-0822 weekdays (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Level 1 Fire Restrictions remain in place for western Boulder County. View the flyer and map for more details. No fires, no shooting.

Purchase from a CO Dealer

Purchase from a CO Dealer

Boulder County Motor Vehicle Offices Reopen on June 1 - By Appointment Only

You can register your new vehicle online once you receive your Title Complete Notice (white postcard). If you are still waiting for your Notice, you can check the status of your paperwork here. If you are having difficulty registering online, please call our office to make an appointment: 303-413-7710.

If your dealer sends the title paperwork to you instead of to our office, you will not be able to register your vehicle online. Please call our office to make an appointment: 303-413-7710.

If your temporary plates expire soon, you can contact the dealership to obtain a new temporary permit.

**Please note that law enforcement has been asked to use discretion when contacting motorists with recently expired plates/registration issues. Also note that late fees will not be assessed if you are unable to register your vehicle due to COVID-19 closures. **

Financed Purchase Checklist

The dealer will send paperwork to the Motor Vehicle Division for financed or leased vehicles. A postcard will be sent to the buyer when the paperwork is completed.
Provide the following to register a financed or leased vehicle from a dealer:

***NEW*** you can now check on where your paperwork is in the process online. You will need to know your VIN and date of purchase.

You can also contact the Motor Vehicle Division if the postcard notice is not received:

  • Call 303-413-7710
  • Email

Cash Purchase Checklist

Provide the following to register a vehicle purchased from a Colorado dealer in cash:

Estimated Fees

Registration fees cannot be estimated over the phone or by email. Estimates may be obtained online.

License Plate Information

Colorado issues license plates for a 12-month period. Renew your registration during the month indicated on the registration or during the 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

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


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Boulder, CO 80301