Motor Vehicle Registration

Our Motor Vehicle Division assists Arapahoe County residents to register vehicles and get license plates and placards at four DMV office locations

Please note that our office hours are 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Motor Vehicle title and registration services. See our Wait Times to plan your visit.

Our Services

Visit any of our four branch office locations to:

Renew at a Kiosk

  Skip the wait at the DMV and renew your vehicle registration at any one of 20 fast, easy kiosks around Colorado! You'll walk away with your tabs in minutes. Saturday hours available! 


Book an Appointment

  Appointments are now available for Persons with Disability Placards or License Plates as a convenience. Book an appointment!

Save Time, Go Online!

Go online to change your address on your vehicle registration, renew your license plates or get a registration fee estimate. We do not provide these services by phone.

When to Register a Vehicle

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

Where to Register a Vehicle

You must register your vehicle in the county where you reside. If you do not reside in Arapahoe County, see DMV locations in other counties. If you do not know what county you live in, please use our Address Lookup.

Initial registrations must be done in-person at a county motor vehicle office. At least one named owner is required to be present to register a vehicle. If the owner is not available, then someone else may register the vehicle on their behalf with a signed and notarized Power of Attorney form.

Annual renewals may be done in-person, by mail, online or using our drop-off boxes at any branch. A named owner does not need to be present to renew. We send a courtesy renewal notice in the mail to customers; however, timely renewal of your registration is your responsibility.

Taxes and Fees

The cost to register vehicles in the State of Colorado is based on age of the vehicle, weight, taxable value, purchase date, and type of license plate requested.

What to Bring

Every transaction to register a vehicle varies. Please call us at 303-795-4500 or visit to learn what you will need to bring. In general, you may need:

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