How to Renew Your Car Registration in Colorado

In order for residents of Colorado to drive their cars legally on the roadways, they will need to be registered with the DMV. Every year, this registration will have to be renewed in order for the car to remain legal to drive. There are a number of ways that you can renew your registration in Colorado. Usually, the first notice that you will have when this registration renewal is due is the reminder that the DMV will send out. Here is what will be on the renewal notice sent out by the Colorado DMV.

  • The fees that you have to pay to renew the registration
  • The mailing address of the local county clerk
  • The insurance requirements to renew the registration
  • The emissions requirements to renew the registration

Renewing the registration online

Among the most common methods that is used to renew a Colorado vehicle registration is online. In order to renew the registration online, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Go to the Colorado DMV renewal portal
  • Get your license plate number
  • Pay the fees that you owe
  • Provide your email address so you can get a copy of the paperwork

Renewing the registration in person or by mail

For some Colorado residents, either going in person on using the mail system to send in their renewal fees is ideal. You will need to get the address to the local DMV if you are using the mailing option. Here is what you will need when either mailing in or going in person to renew the registration on a vehicle in Colorado.

  • The registration renewal notice you received in the mail
  • Proof that the car has passed the emissions test if applicable
  • A copy of the insurance policy that you have on the car
  • Payment for the fees that you owe

The fees for renewing vehicle registrations

Each of the counties in Colorado has different regulations in regards to what they will charge to renew a car registration. Here are the factors that will usually determine how much you will have to pay.

  • The age of the vehicle
  • The weight
  • The taxable value of the vehicle
  • The date the vehicle was purchased
  • The type of license plate you want

The emissions testing

You will be informed by the Colorado DMV on whether or not you need to have your vehicle tested for emission output. Here are the vehicles that are exempt to this type of testing.

  • Hybrid or electric vehicles
  • Vehicles that are under seven years old
  • Collector cars that are over 32 years old

If you have any more questions about this process, be sure to visit the Colorado DMV website.


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