Motor Vehicle Registration

COVID-19 Service Update

  • Littleton Motor Vehicle/Administration Office opens May 18; Centennial Motor Vehicle/Administration Office opens May 26
    • Aurora and Byers Motor Vehicle offices will open at a later date. Watch for details. 
  • In-person hours of service by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Appointments for the Littleton and Centennial Branches can be made online below for: 
    • Motor Vehicle registration, license plates and motor vehicle titles
  • Please note: The Clerk and Recorder is limiting in-person appointments to two people maximum. Cloth face coverings or masks are required.

Make an Appointment

Note: Although the scheduling tool lists all Clerk and Recorder branches, only the Littleton and Centennial Branches are accepting appointments for Motor Vehicle services only at this time.

Make an appointment with our online scheduling tool


To better serve our customers, the Motor Vehicle phone line is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Members of the public can reach the Motor Vehicle division by calling 303-795-4500 and following the prompts for Motor Vehicle. 

You may also fill out and submit the Motor Vehicle and License Assistance Form and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. Note that we are unable to take requests for appointments via this form. Please make an appointment through the Make an Appointment tool above.

For Customers Who Have Recently Purchased a Vehicle

Outlined below are some helpful documents to assist you in completing your transactions remotely while we wait for customer-facing services to resume. If you have questions about these documents, please either fill out the MV Assistance Form above, or call us at 303-795-4500, Monday through Friday.

Complete Your Transaction Online

Use the following links to complete your transaction online, and skip a trip to our offices. Your documents and/or license plates will be mailed to you. 

Need to Register Your Vehicle? 

Learn about registration and emissions requirements and then go online to:

Vehicle Already Registered? 

Person with Disability Services

  1. When to Register
  2. Where to Register
  3. What to Bring
  4. Taxes and Fees
  5. FAQs

When to Register a Vehicle

All residents must register their vehicles within 60 days of purchase, and/or within 90 days after 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 at 303-795-4500 if you have not received the Title Complete Card within 55 days.


Renew at a Kiosk

  Skip the wait at the DMV and renew your vehicle registration at any one of 27 fast, easy kiosks around Colorado! You'll walk away with your tabs in minutes. Now available in some King Soopers stores, 5 a.m. to midnight! 

  Computer Symbol  Renew License Plates Online
  Skip a trip to the DMV and renew your vehicle registration online! Your registration and tabs will arrive by mail. The online convenience fee is $1 to pay by check or 2.7% to pay by credit/debit card. Renew Online!    
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Request Fee Estimate Online

  Buying a car? Get a fee estimate for vehicle registration using our easy online calculator. We do not provide estimates over the phone. Get Estimate!  
We do not provide fee estimates over the phone.
We do not provide fee estimates over the phone.