✅ Updated September 2022

Ultimate guide to Registering your Vehicle in Colorado

Here's the ultimate guide to registering your vehicle in Colorado. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.


What You’ll Need to Register your Vehicle in Colorado

  • Title assigned in owner's name or current out of state registration. 
  • Secure and Verifiable Identification Information
  • Proof of Colorado Vehicle Emissions (if applicable)
  • Proof Of Insurance
  • Acceptable types of insurance policies
  • Affidavit of Non-Use of Vehicle

What You’ll Do to Register your Vehicle in Colorado

  • Step 1: Take the required documents below to your county motor vehicle office. You will need to pay the vehicle title fees, registration fees and any applicable sales tax.
  • Step 2: Your Colorado title will be mailed to you when there are no liens filed against your vehicle. If there is a lien, the title will be mailed to the lienholder. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Caveats and Exceptions in Registering your Vehicle in Colorado

  • Lien filing is handled at the county motor vehicle office in the county where the vehicle is located. Lien extensions are processed at the local county clerk's office. Lien filing is for ten years except for multipurpose trailers, trailer coaches, truck tractors, manufactured homes and motor homes that are subject to maturity dates designated by the lienholder.

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