Motor Vehicle Registration

New Vehicle Registration

Skip the trip! Use the following links to complete your First-Time Vehicle registration online. Your documents and/or license plates will be mailed to you. 

If you are not eligible to register your new vehicle online, see the Appointments section below to schedule an in-person visit.

Renew Your Vehicle Registration 

Other Vehicle Services

Don't see the service you're looking for? Visit the Motor Vehicle Services page for a full list. 

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 for: 

  • First-time motor vehicle registration
  • License plates
  • Motor vehicle titles

Note that we do not accept appointments for Registration Renewals. Please visit Renew Your Vehicle Registration for more info. 

  • No Driver’s License services are available. Customers can 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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  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.