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Please use our New Vehicle Fee Estimate Calculator to determine an estimate of your registration fees. This tool works for first-time registrations only, and includes ownership taxes and license fees. It will not include sales tax. It also does not work to estimate fees for a renewal.
Taxes and fees to register vehicles in the State of Colorado are based on age of the vehicle, weight, taxable value, purchase date, and type of license plate requested. See tax rates and fees in Arapahoe County.
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If it has been less than 55 days since your temporary tags were issued, please wait to receive a Title Complete postcard in the mail. Once you receive this postcard, you can visit any of your branch offices to register your vehicle.
If it has been more than 55 days since your temporary tags were issued and you have not received a Title Complete postcard, please visit one of our branch offices to request an extension on your temporary tags. The cost is $7.08 for another temporary registration.
See payment options and what to bring to register your vehicle on our Motor Vehicle registration page.
If you have a loan or lease on the vehicle, you also need to bring the security agreement.
You also need a cash, check, credit or debit card for payment of fees and taxes.
Finally, you also need a VIN verification completed by an authorized agent in Colorado. We can do this for you at our branches, weather permitting, for a fee of $12.
For more information, please see these requirements for Out-of-State Titles
-Valid insurance card (fax acceptable)-Declaration page (fax acceptable)-Binder/letter from an insurance company on company letterhead (fax acceptable)-Electronic proof of insurance. This may be, but is not limited to, an insurer-provided electronic image/proof on applicant’s cellular phone, lap top, or other portable type of electronic device.
For more information, see a complete list of Registration Requirements
Renewal postcards are forwardable, but registrations are not. If you updated your address with the U.S. Postal Service, your renewal postcard would have been forwarded to your new address. However, you did not file a change of address specifically with the County's Motor Vehicle Division, then your registration was sent to your old address.
Please come to one of our County offices to request replacement tabs and to file a change of address. We will void the original tabs. There is a cost of $2.37 for replacement tabs, which can be paid by cash, check or credit/debit card. See our locations and hours.
Please note, if you already received your renewal postcard at your old address, it is too late to change your address and renew online. Instead, please return the renewal postcard with payment and write your new address in the field provided.
Please also note, you will also need to use a different form to change your address on your Colorado Driver's License or ID card.
If you do not receive a Title Complete Card prior to your temporary registration expiring, please contact our office at 303-795-4500 for assistance.
Payment Options For Motor Vehicle Registration and Titles: In our offices, we accept cash, check and money orders, debit cards and credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Checks must be payable to Arapahoe County Clerk for the exact amount. We do not accept checks under $10. (Note: A transaction fee for credit/debit card will apply. This service is provided by a third-party vendor for the State of Colorado. The price of items purchased through this service includes funds to develop, maintain and enhance the state’s official web portal, Colorado.gov.)
Payment Options For Driver's License and ID Cards: In our offices, we accept only cash or check. Checks must be payable to Arapahoe County Clerk for the exact amount. We do not accept checks under $10. Please note: You may renew your driver's license or ID card online with a valid credit card.
If your vehicle is not already registered in our county and/or you do not know the VIN, you will need to contact an auto dealership and request the MSRP for your vehicle year, make, model and specific amenities.