New Resident Registrations
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Motor Vehicle, Elections, & Recording are open Monday -Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and closed to the public on Friday. See press release for more details. Las divisiones de Vehículos de Motor, Elecciones y Registro están abiertas de Lunes a Jueves de 7:30am a 5:00pm, y cerradas al público los Viernes. Vea el Comunicado de Prensa para más detalles.

ATTENTION SEPTEMBER REGISTRATION RENEWALS – Please read before coming to our office to renew.

ATENCIÓN RENOVACIONES DE REGISTRO DE SEPTIEMBRE – Por favor, lea abajo antes de venir a nuestra oficina a renovar su registro

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. If vehicles are not registered within 90 days or establishing residency, late fees accumulate at $25 per month up to $100. Once you have gathered all of the items on the checklist below, you will need to visit one of our offices to register your vehicle. Click here to make an appointment.

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 Checklist

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 online.

License Plate Information

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

  • One month prior to expiration month, or
  • Month indicated on the registration, or
  • 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

**New as of Jan 4, 2021**
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Thurs.
CLOSED Fridays
Online Contact Form
Contáctenos - Formulario en línea

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