Motor Vehicle Registration

Our Motor Vehicle Division assists Arapahoe County residents to register vehicles and get license plates and placards at four DMV office locations.

Please note that our office hours are 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Motor Vehicle title and registration services. See our NEW Wait Times to plan your visit.

Our offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. If you need to renew your license plates during this period, please visit our renewal kiosk at AAA Centennial, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24. Please bring check or credit/debit card, as this machine does not accept cash. 

Our Services

Visit any of our four branch office locations to:

Save Time, Go Online!

You can skip a trip to the DMV and change your address, renew your license plates or get an estimate of your vehicle registration fee online. We do not provide these services over the phone.

Renew at a Kiosk

Arapahoe County residents can now skip the wait and renew vehicle registration at our fast, easy Colorado MVExpress kiosks! Pay by cash, check, credit or debit card. The kiosk will provide your printed registration and tabs in 2 minutes.

When to Register a Vehicle

All residents must register their vehicles within 60 days of purchase, and/or within 90 days of becoming a resident of Colorado.

If you have financed a vehicle through a lender/bank or dealership, please allow up to 60 days after purchase before coming in to register the vehicle. This time is required for the dealer and the County to process your title documents. We will send a courtesy Title Complete postcard when your vehicle can be registered. Please contact us if you have not received the Title Complete Card within 55 days.

Where to Register a Vehicle

You must register your vehicle in the county where you reside. If you do not reside in Arapahoe County, see DMV locations in other counties.

Initial registrations must be done in-person at a county motor vehicle office. Annual renewals may be done in-person, by mail, online or using our drop-off boxes at any branch. We send a courtesy renewal notice in the mail to customers; however, timely renewal of your registration is your responsibility.

Taxes and Fees

The cost to register vehicles in the State of Colorado is based on age of the vehicle, weight, taxable value, purchase date, and type of license plate requested.

What to Bring

Every transaction to register a vehicle varies. Please call us at 303-795-4500 or visit to learn what you will need to bring. In general, you may need:

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