Motor Vehicle Registration

Keep Colorado Wild Pass

Beginning in 2023, all new vehicle registrations and registration renewals will include a $29 fee for a statewide Colorado Parks Pass, unless you opt out. Learn more about the Keep Colorado Wild Pass, how to use the pass, programs the pass supports and more here.

If you've already purchased the pass and want to request a refund, click here.

Make an Appointment

In-person hours of service are available by appointment only and can be made for all our branches (Littleton, Centennial, Aurora, and Byers). In-person services are unavailable to those without an appointment.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and can be made online for first-time motor vehicle registration, license plates and motor vehicle titles.

Before making an appointment, please note:

  • All vehicle registration renewals must be completed at a self-service kioskonline, by mail, or at a secure 24-hour drop box (located outside all four Arapahoe County Motor Vehicle offices).
  • If you use a drop box or plan to mail in your renewal, please remember to include a check payment, and your license number and the last 8 digits of your VIN.
    • Please make checks payable to: Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder-Motor Vehicle and please mail paperwork to:

      Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office-Motor Vehicle
      P.O. Box 9011
      Littleton, CO 80160-9011
  • No Driver’s License services are available. Customers will need to visit a state office for this service
  • Customers will be limited to 2 transactions (2 vehicles) per appointment time slot.
  • In-person visits are limited to two people maximum per appointment (children excepted)
  • The Byers branch does not have Dealer Appointments available. Dealers can make an appointment at another office to drop off, or mail their documents in to Littleton.

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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 to:

Vehicle Already Registered? 

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  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.

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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!

 Dollar Sign 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.