I purchased a vehicle or moved my vehicle from another state. What do I need to register my vehicle?

You will need the following:

  • Valid form of ID
  • Vehicle title or MSO
  • Proof of Colorado Insurance
  • Bill of Sale or Invoice
  • Loan documents if financing
  • Lease Agreement if leasing
  • Form of payment (credit or debit card, cash, or check) for fees and taxes
  • VIN Verification, completed by a Licensed Colorado Dealer or Emissions Center. We can also perform this for you at our office, weather permitting
  • Trucks weighing over 4,500 pounds will also require a Certified Weight Slip.
  • Emissions Test (if your gas vehicle is over 7 years old, or if your diesel vehicle is over 4 years old). For more information regarding emissions please follow this link: https://aircarecolorado.com/.

For more information on Out-of-State titles, follow this link: https://dmv.colorado.gov/titling-vehicle#.

Out-of-State Titles

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1. How much will it cost to register my vehicle?
2. How do I find the MSRP of my vehicle?
3. Do I need an emission test to register/renew my vehicle?
4. My temporary tags will be expire soon. Can I come in and get license plates?
5. I purchased a vehicle or moved my vehicle from another state. What do I need to register my vehicle?
6. Do I have to bring proof of insurance to register, renew or obtain a temporary registration?
7. I renewed my vehicle registration online but did not receive my tabs in the mail. Can I get replacement tabs?
8. My registration receipt, validating stickers (tabs) and/or license plates were lost or stolen. What do I do?
9. I just moved to Arapahoe County. How can I change my address on my motor vehicle registration?
10. I just moved out of Arapahoe County. Do I still need to renew my vehicle in Arapahoe County?
11. Can I get a credit for registration fees already paid when I sell my vehicle and register a new one?
12. Can I obtain a temporary registration instead of renewing a registration for a vehicle that I intend to sell?
13. How do I apply for a Persons with Disabilities parking placard or license plate?
14. Can I renew my registration over the phone?
15. Can I renew my registration online?
16. What forms of payment are accepted?
17. How can I send in my registration renewal?
18. How much did I pay in ownership tax?
19. What is the sales tax rate for my address?
20. How do I obtain a Certificate of Title for a vehicle I purchased if there is no Certificate of Title in existence?
21. I am unable to locate my Colorado Certificate of Title. How do I obtain a duplicate title?
22. I am unable to locate my Certificate of Title that was issued in another state. What do I do?